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 therapies for emotional balancing include craniosacral adjustments, bicom therapy and nutritional supplements and herbs.
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.
"I was given the most precious gift: more time with my dog, Jinx. Jinx had cancer and was treated with bicom and a new cancer medication and survived with health and happiness for many more months than had been predicted by another vet. Dr. Strickfaden and the staff at Countrycare were so caring and supportive, and nothing can replace the joy of having those extra months."
- Debra K., Black Creek