Herbal medicine is the use of plants to naturally heal, increase vitality and improve health. More than 7,000 plants have medicinal properties, whether they’re of Western origin or derived from Chinese formulations, and they can be used to treat both animals and humans.
How long has your clinic been offering this service?
Dr. Audet introduced herbal medicine to her veterinary practice in 2007. She knows how to choose the right plant to treat specific issues.
What issues can be treated with herbal medicine?
Herbal medicine can be used to strengthen the immune system, detoxify the body, regulate the rhythm of certain organs, treat minor ailments and help with phobias, aggression, stress and anxiety. Some essential oils from plants can also keep fleas and ticks away.
When can herbal medicine be used?
Herbal treatments take longer to work than conventional medication. It’s more of a preventive or long-term approach that’s used to treat side effects and so on. Herbal medicine is rarely used in emergencies.
In any case, we recommend you speak with your veterinarian before trying a natural treatment.