Monday, February 8, 2016

Holistic Vet Visit

Her Pills
Cute Angel!
On January 28, Angel and I visited Sheppard Alternative Animal Care in Utica, Michigan.  Such a calm and peaceful office!  Angel, however, was not calm; she cried most of the way there, and the drool!  I had no idea what to expect, but was delighted by the professionalism and obvious care every staff person radiated.  In a nutshell, the doctor and assistant, by touching Angel's body with their hands and small, sealed glass vials of different liquids, determined her system's strengths and weaknesses. Their website here says, "We use a non-invasive system of analyzing your pet's body through Nutrition Response Testing℠."

Angel, they determined, has a few food sensitivities, one of them being moose!  All in all, Angel's health is good, scoring 10 of 10 or 9 of 10 on most things.  The doctor suggested that I crush up two selected vitamins for her, to aid her digestion especially.  See the photo above of her pills.  He said to start slowly, just a sprinkle on her food for awhile.  She did not hesitate at all with the sprinkles, so I quickly began to give her full doses within days.  Where we've lucked out, is that there is no need to change her canned food.

I see no difference, honestly.  Yet.  I will continue to give her the vitamins, and go back for her return visit on February 27.  Her dental appointment is this Wednesday.  Chuck goes for his heart echo-cardiogram on February 19, at which time I will discuss the holistic approach with the heart veterinarian.

February is Veterinary month in our house!


Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Wow Angel scored super well! Thank you for your honesty that "so far" you don't notice a difference with the vitamins, but I would think they couldn't hurt!
Wishing her good luck with her dental this Wednesday because I will be out of commission myself on Wednesday (having another lithotripsy for my kidneys that day)........
Wishing Chuck good luck with his echo on Friday in case I can't get here before then!

Eastside Cats said...

Caren, good luck on your 'lithotripsy'...?!?

The Whiskeratti said...

Thanks for your report on the holistic vet. We've always been to the standard ones.

The Island Cats said...

Thanks for sharing your experience with the holistic vet. It still may be a little too early to determine if the vitamins are helping. We hope all goes well with Angel's dental.

Mickey's Musings said...

How good that you scored well Angel :)
We purr the vitamins help(they probably need time)
Good luck with your dental, and for Chuck's echo-cardiogram
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

I find it pretty cool that Angel (and Chuck, too) will eat food with something on it! We would *much* rather torture our mom by turning up our noses!

pilch92 said...

I will pray that the dental and the echo both go well. Phoebe has a dental next Monday and is probably going to lose 2 teeth.

Tamago said...

I love the non-invasive approach. Interesting they can check the sensitivity to moose :-)
I don't feel much difference when taking vitamins myself, so maybe it'll have effect very gradually. I hope her dental will go smoothly!

Cats of wildcat woods said...

We use Standard process vitamins with all our cats. very cool testing method - new to us. Happy Mardi Gras!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

MOOSE !!!! ???? noe mor rocky & bullwinkle cartoonz for ewe angel.... ☺☺☺

all de best two ewe two morrow with yur teethz

we wood loves ta see a holistic vet but sad lee therz non in de area ~~~~