Dear Pet Parent,
I’m Dr. Gary Richter. I’m an award-winning veterinarian, best-selling author, and fellow pet parent. I’ve treated thousands of pets in my 20+ years as a veterinarian, and one of the biggest discoveries I’ve made in my career (also one that excites me most) is utilizing whole-food nutrition, nutritional supplementation, and herbal therapy to prevent and cure disease in pets.
In the World of Medicine, There is Often More Than One Way to Get
From Point A to Point B
For example, a pet with allergies can often be relieved of their itching symptoms through the use of steroids (pharmaceuticals like prednisone are often prescribed). However, another solution is through dietary changes and natural anti-inflammatory supplements such as essential fatty acids. Both solutions are effective at relieving symptoms, but long-term use of steroids can have profound negative effects on our pet’s bodies (including liver damage), whereas natural anti-inflammatory supplements do not.
Short Term Benefits Usually Equal Long Term Consequences
Natural medicine like herbs, food, and optimal nutrition focus on the long-term view for our pets.
Don’t get me wrong… there are times when instant relief is needed and short term conventional therapy is required. The point is, it’s time to consider Integrative Care in our approach, so we can utilize the best of both worlds to achieve the greatest result while minimizing negative side effects.