But, wait! That's not the only option for you and your pet. Here's focusing on positive ways of dealing with CKD in pets.
The most important difference between a conventional standard protocol and alternative medicine is that the first concentrates on symptoms managing blood values while holistic medicine focuses on your managing pet's wellbeing.
At AsiaPaws we start with avoiding stress in our patients!
Dietary changes, forceful medicine applications and clinic visits must be gradually introduced and, where ever possible, minimized.
So, how does acupuncture fit into a kidney treatment protocol?
1. This kind of treatment, performed in a relaxed environment like our clinic, triggers endorphins that make your pet instantly feel better and happier.
2. Acupuncture helps the body regulating blood flow to the kidneys. Which reduces blood pressure related damage.
3. Nerve stimulation helps all organs working together harmoniously. Which prevents or minimises damage to other organs beside the kidneys.
4. Detoxing by acupuncture reduces the workload for kidneys.
5. Acupuncture addresses gastrointestinal issues for better digestion.and appetite.
The impact of acupuncture treatments is beneficial on multiple levels. Without being forced, scared or enduring injections or pills, the CKD afflicted body is stimulated to rebalance while, last but not least, your pet feels already more relaxed and positive.
How can you, as your pet's guardian, verify whether your pet's is feeling better?
You should notice your pet sleeping more restfully, being again more it's usual self, more alert and proactive and having better appetite.
If none of these changes are even remotely visible within the first 2 to 3 acupuncture sessions, your pet may be beyond the capability to re-balance.
Weak response to acupuncture is,
A) a consequence of a non-conductive treatment environment (boarding or treatment in noisy, too warm or too cold clinic or hospital rooms).
Debilitation of the kidney patient can be due to
B) poor or imbalanced nutrition,
C) excessive amounts of subcutaneous liquid (overburdening the pet's remaining, limited kidney function) and
D) emotional stress by anxiety and fear. Frequent hospital visits with painful procedures skyrocket stress levels in humans and animals.
For severely traumatized pets and owners and for the more proactive pet parent, our clinic offers beside acupuncture "holistic veterinary medicine" consultations.
A holistic vet always tackles failing kidneys from various angles, with the patient's life quality in mind first.
This approach includes optimizing existing medical protocols to make them work for, not against, your pet.
Holistic sessions address a variety of factors that all influence a CKD patient's survival and life quality .
The basis for all alternative kidney treatments is Hippocrates' wisdom:
"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine thy food" and, of course,
"First, do no harm".
Holistic CKD treatments are a topic for another article
As always, "let's focus on helping your furkid naturally!"