puppy sadEmotional and Behavioral Treatment for Pets

As humans, we sometimes forget (or ignore) the fact that animals have emotions and moods just like we do. Each animal has his or her own personality and temperament. They react to people, animals, environment, and situations with a diverse range of emotions. These include joy, affection, pain, anger, fear, jealousy, depression, grief, and shame.

Animals undergo stress in their daily lives, also. A few examples include visitors to the house, trips to the vet or groomer, new additions to the family, or being left at home when everyone goes to work or school.

An animal’s behavior may be an indication that they are experiencing difficulty with their surroundings or a physical illness. Their behavior may be self-destructive, fearful or aggressive.

Treatment often includes tranquilizers or anti-depressants or the emotional state and behavior are ignored or punished.

Our philosophy of complete care includes addressing the emotional and mental needs of your animal, not just the physical needs. We offer many natural solutions to help with your animal’s general disposition, moods, and emotions naturally. Remember that the mental and emotional state in animals (& people) can also lead to physical sickness and disease. Sometimes a pet’s emotional issue is so intense that medication is necessary to help. We can help with that option too.

Holistic Care for Emotional Balancing

Holistic therapies for emotional balancing include craniosacral adjustments, bicom therapy and nutritional supplements and herbs.

  • Craniosacral therapy is a gentle hands-on procedure for evaluating and enhancing the function of the craniosacral system (the system surrounding the brain and spinal cord). Since the craniosacral system encloses the brain and spinal cord, it influences the entire nervous system, affecting many body functions. These include the brain’s important pituitary and pineal glands. hormonal balance and emotional state.
  • Bicom therapy is a European therapy that utilizes electromagnetic oscillations in the body to create harmony and balance, both physical and emotional.
  • Flower Essences are homeopathically prepared from the flowers of non-poisonous plants, bushes and trees. There are several hundred flower essences each helping with specific mental and emotional states.
  • Nutritional supplements and Herbs are an essential component of the balancing the emotional center of the brain. There are many different supplements that can be beneficial. The specific herbs and supplements that are recommended are based on each individual pet’s needs.

Summary

These holistic treatments can be very helpful in pets with behavioral or emotional issues and may be able to replace the more conventional treatments in mild or early cases.

What People
Have Said

"I can't thank Countrycare Animal Complex enough!  Our rat terrier Millie is only about 8 years old and recently had an accident which left her paralyzed for about 45 minutes and then she was able to walk.  We took her to a vet in the area and were told that she would would need surgery that would cost at least $2,000 OR she could hurt herself again and then we would have to put her down.  After a VERY emotional weekend and week I finally called Countrycare Animal Complex.  I'm SO glad that I did.  They gave us hope that Millie will be back to normal soon!  In 1 treatment of Bicom I noticed a difference, she wanted to play and was running around like she did when we got here 5 years ago!  We can't wait to see how she will do with more treatments and will certainly send more people your way!  Thank you Dr. Strickfaden for your patience and knowledge!  Also the staff is amazing!  Great on the phone and even better in person!"
- Andrea M., Appleton