In addition to the Foundation Treatment Program, Dr. Lipton offers other holistic modalities and some general practice services.
After an in depth exam of your pet, Dr. Lipton can provide guidelines to nutrition, vaccines, deworming, flea/tick control, heartworm prevention, socialization and training tips, appropriate toys, bedding, and litterbox products. Husbandry can be approached from a combined Eastern and Western approach.
Chinese Medicine - Tui-Na
Chinese therapeutic massage, known as Tui-Na, is a type of acupressure similar to Shiatsu. It uses massage, acupressure, traction and manipulation techniques for the prevention and treatment of diseases. It can be used to help promote and restore normal circulation of energy (Qi) as well as align and restore the normal physiologic relationships of the bones, muscles and tendons to allow the body to heal itself and operate at optimal health.
Oral health is a good indication of overall health for your pet. Anesthesia free dental procedures include scaling to remove plaque, tartar, and calculus. Polishing and fluoride treatments are included in this service. A preventative, customized, home dental care program is also provided.
Chinese Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements
Herbal Medicine is one of the five Chinese medicine principles. Herbal medicine is often added to a treatment regime when the various forms of body work and diet aren't enough to improve health. Chinese herbs, vitamins and supplements can help treat a large array of common ailments.
Homeopathy is a medical philosophy and practice based on the idea that the body has the ability to heal itself. It is the treatment of disease by using minute doses of natural substances. Examples of what can be treated by homeopathy include allergies, ear infections, asthma, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, thyroid disease, arthritis, etc.
Prolotherapy is the nonsurgical repair of structural soft tissues. It can be used to reconstruct a torn connective tissue (e.g. ligament) or reinforce a weak area in a joint. It is commonly used to treat torn Cranial Cruciate Ligaments, Hip Dysplasia and Lumbo-Sacral Disease. It is a specific treatment for certain joint conditions, which include the back, hips, and legs.
Saying goodbye to your pet is one of the most difficult decisions to make for your family member. Dr. Lipton can assist in determining the quality of life of your pet, discuss hospice care issues, and provide at home euthanasia that is comfortable and maintains the dignity of your pet.