The reason why we might prescribe an herbal medicine over a conventional treatment would be to minimize drug side effects, to provide support for ongoing conditions like cancer or renal failure, or to prevent recurrence of a chronic condition like urinary tract infections or spinal/disc pain.
Herbal medicines come in a variety of forms such as liquids, powders and pills.Some animals do better with one form than another.If you find that your animal does not like the formula prescribed, we will work with you to find a more workable alternative form.
As with modern medicine, some herbal treatments, like Coptis teapills may be used short term to address a specific condition like acute diarrhea.Others like Six Flavor teapills may be prescribed for long term use for conditions like Yin deficiency.
Commonly prescribed herbal medicines include:
Free and Easy Wanderer (Xiao yao san)
Emperor’s Teapills (Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan )
4 Gentlemen (Si jun zi tang)
Great Windkeeper (Xiao feng san)
Wei Chi Booster
Yunnan Pai Yao
As you can see, the names and descriptions are very different from mainstream veterinary medicine, but the desired end results is the same.... a healthy, happy pet.