Alternative Therapy

Are you interested in learning more about what natural, alternative or integrative therapies are available for your pet?

For many pet parents, having the option to choose alternative therapy for their animal family members is a huge benefit. These techniques combine ancient methodology with modern technology for natural healing and enhanced wellness. At Lakewood Animal Clinic, we’re pleased to offer a number of these integrative treatment options to help you better care for your four-legged friend.

 

Chinese Herbal Medicine

For thousands of years, the Chinese have long held the belief that certain herbs, when strategically combined together, can provide a natural way to manage the health of both people and animals. Chinese herbal medicine is particularly effective in treating chronic medical conditions and is often used to relieve pain, improve and restore proper organ function, and strengthen the immune system. The ultimate goal of herbal therapy is to gradually return the body to a state of balance and wellness without the risk of side effects that traditional pharmaceuticals can present.

 

Homeopathic Medicine

Homeopathy is a holistic therapy option that is based on the theory that the same substances which cause illness in the body, when used properly, can also counteract those same symptoms. The word homeopathy literally means “to treat with a similar disease”. Homeopathic medicine uses natural ingredients to help strengthen the body’s ability to fight off illness and restore a sense of balance throughout. It is especially effective in managing chronic medical conditions to improve the patient’s overall quality of life.

 

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is an innovative technique that harnesses the power of light to naturally reduce pain and speed healing. We can use veterinary laser therapy to treat a wide range of conditions, from chronic pain to dental disease. Best of all, laser therapy is fast, completely painless and proven to be extremely effective. It also does not require the use of medication or surgery, which makes it ideal for sick or older pets.

These services are available as stand-alone treatment options or can be used in conjunction with other methods for optimum results.

If your pet suffers from a chronic medical condition, recently became injured or underwent surgery, or is experiencing back problems, give us a call. We can evaluate your loved one’s unique situation and advise whether one of our alternative medicine options would be a good fit.

 

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    • Carol OwensCarol Owens

      I've taken my pets to Dr. Sandler for years. The staff is amazing & so is Dr. Sandler. The office is always clean, there is no horrible odors & they've always treated my furry ones with the kindness & love they deserve to be treated with!

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    • Rae AustinRae Austin

      Great environment, service, and staff. I am very pleased with Lakewood.

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    • Sydney RosenbergSydney Rosenberg

      Been to several different vets around Jacksonville in the past 20 years- recommendations from friends, family referrals, and even accompanying someone else and their pet- NONE compare to Dr. Sandler and his staff! I won't take my Zoi anywhere else! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! My only wish is that I found them YEARS ago! Kind, patient, welcoming, educated, knowledgeable, and they take time to explain everything in layman's terms. Also affordable- worth every penny!!! There was no pressure of sales or rushing me along. Thank you Dr. Sandler AND staff! You'll be seeing more of us 💗

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    • Caroline SampsonCaroline Sampson

      We've had fabulous care here! Dr. Sandler has helped us with new animals, old and dying animals, well-animal care, and reassessment of sick animals.

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      Amazing with my baby Tessa!! Thank you for helping us!!

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      Great visit, very caring staff and Dr. Sandler was very personable!

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      I've been pleased with the service I've received here. My cats had not been to the vet since I moved to the Jacksonville area, since they are indoor cats... Read More