The use of herbs and plants for medicinal purposes has been practiced for millennia all over the world. Veterinary herbal medicines include Western herbs, Ayurvedic herbs from India, traditional Chinese herbs, and many others. Modern pharmaceuticals evolved from herbal medicine, but today’s drugs typically isolate individual compounds. Herbalists believe that whole plants provide a broad spectrum of desirable effects, from specialized nutrition (herbs contain vitamins and minerals that drugs do not) to synergy of the various components, which may allow lower doses of pharmacologic ingredients to be used.
Here at Vitality Vet, we pride ourselves on our holistic approach to medicine. If you believe your pet may benefit from herbal medicine or to learn more about this service, please don’t hesitate to call us today at (929) 243-2829!