WPVC's safe vaccinnation protocols are based on “risk assessment.” We balance the risk versus benefit of each vaccine for each animal. This means we look at each pet’s lifestyle, age, and health status to determine the best vaccination schedule for that pet. In general all puppies and kittens should receive a full set of the “core” vaccines with boosters at one year of age. We use updated guidelines from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), as well as following on-going scientific studies to determine protocols.
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Literally acupuncture means to “puncture” with a needle (“acu”, Latin-with a needle). Acupuncture points are specific areas on the skin surface or just beneath that contain a high density of small vessels, free nerve endings, lymphatic vessels, and inflammatory cells called mast cells. Increased electrical activity and low electrical resistance are found when measured at these specific sites.
When an acupuncture point is stimulated, blood flow, and inflammatory response increase while pain sensation is modulated. Acupuncture starts with this local effect then expands systematically by sending nerve signals to the brain. This initiates the release of internal chemicals that go on to have other distant and beneficial effects in the body.
Acupuncture points are arranged along lines, or meridians, that travel up and down the arms, legs, and back and around the face and head. Energy known as Qi (pronounced “chee”), flows in these meridians and brings healing to the body.
For several thousand years the Chinese have harvested naturally occurring plants and learned how to use them as medicine. Today many herbs are cultivated. Formulas (combinations of different herbs) are powerful tools to heal and cure disease when used under the guidance of a trained herbalist. Herbs are all natural with wide safety margins (most herbs).
Whole Pet stocks herbs from a trusted source, Jing Tang Herbals. Please proceed to http://www.tcvmherbal.com/quality.asp to view their quality control guidelines.
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The value of the physical exam by a doctor’s trained eyes, ears, and touch cannot be underestimated and we support the doctor with equipment that allows us to practice the highest standard of care.
Medicine is an art that is always changing and improving. This improvement is called the Standard of Care. The new standards are tested and approved by specialists and university hospitals. Whole Pet stays at the forefront of the new standards of care.
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