In addition to traditional Western forms of veterinary medicine, Dr. Teresa Sauer and Intermountain Pet Hospital are pleased to offer holistic options to pet owners in the Boise area. With veterinary acupuncture, we can effectively treat a wide variety of conditions, including:
IPH can also provide your pets with Western herbal remedies. By pairing standard treatment options with responsibly sourced, rigorously tested herbs, we can:
Acupuncture is founded on the concept of viewing the body as a system with a natural flow of electrical energy. By inserting hair-thin needles under the skin, we stimulate your pet's nervous system and cause the underlying muscles to activate. In turn, this causes pain-blocking chemicals to be released, which helps the body heal.
We perform our acupuncture sessions in a room designed to keep your pets calm and comfortable. Since the needles are so thin, animals can barely feel them go in. Sessions last 30-60 minutes. The number of visits can vary depending on the condition being treated.
Veterinary acupuncture and its benefits have been the subject of many studies. For more information, visit these websites:
At IPH, we take a holistic, integrative approach to Veterinary Herbal Therapy. Instead of replacing treatment options like surgery or physical therapy, we may prescribe herbal supplements to complement them.
Our vet Dr. Sauer has taken courses in the responsible, evidence-based use of Western herbal remedies. Thanks to her training and education, she can make prescriptions based on clinical evidence, not old wives' tales.
Some herbs that Dr. Sauer may prescribe for your pet include:
There have been numerous studies on the effectiveness of herbal remedies. Check out these websites for details: