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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Integrative Vet Medicine?

Integrative Vet Medicine is an approach to pet healthcare that combines conventional veterinary practices with holistic therapies. It emphasises treating the whole pet and addressing physical, emotional, and environmental factors to promote overall well-being and optimal health.

What holistic therapies are used in Integrative Vet Medicine?

Integrative Vet Medicine incorporates a range of holistic therapies, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, chiropractic care, nutritional counselling, physical rehabilitation, bio resonance, and homeopathy. These therapies complement traditional veterinary care, providing natural and alternative options for managing and treating various health conditions. For herbal medicine, chiropractic care, and homeopathy we currently use third party professionals.

How does Integrative Vet Medicine differ from conventional veterinary care?

While conventional veterinary care focuses primarily on diagnosing and treating specific symptoms and diseases, Integrative Vet Medicine takes a more holistic and comprehensive approach. It considers the underlying causes of health issues, incorporates natural therapies and emphasises preventive care and overall wellness

Is Integrative Vet Medicine suitable for all pets?

Vet Integrative Medicine is suitable for pets of all ages and breeds. It can benefit pets with acute or chronic conditions and those in need of preventive care. Our veterinarians assess each pet individually to determine the most appropriate treatment options for their specific needs.

Are there any side effects or risks associated with holistic therapies?

When administered by trained and experienced professionals, holistic therapies used in Integrative Vet Medicine are generally safe and well-tolerated by pets. However, as with any medical treatment, there may be some potential risks or contraindications. Our team conducts thorough assessments and considers your pet’s health history to ensure the safest and most effective treatment plan.

Can Integrative Vet Medicine be used alongside conventional treatments?

Absolutely! It can be used with conventional treatments to enhance their effectiveness or reduce potential side effects. Our veterinarians work closely with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that combines the best of both worlds, ensuring optimal care for your pet.

How do I know if Integrative Vet Medicine is right for my pet

If you seek a more holistic and comprehensive approach to your pet’s healthcare, an integrative medicine approach may be a suitable choice. Our veterinarians are happy to discuss your pet’s specific needs, explain the available treatment options, and help you make an informed decision about the best course of care for your furry companion.

Does it cost more to have a home consultation compared to taking my pet to a clinic?

The cost for a vet to come to your house will likely cost slightly more than having you take him/her to a veterinary practice. However, if you have multiple pets, then it will likely cost less as discounts will apply.

Does pet insurance cover Integrative Vet Medicine?

Pet insurance coverage for it may vary depending on your policy and provider. We recommend checking with your insurance company to understand the extent of coverage for holistic therapies and integrative care.

Does a mobile vet offer all services available at a clinic?

No. As an example, surgical procedures that require general anaesthesia can not be carried out in a house visit. In these cases, the attending vet will do the first aid if necessary and advise you to take your pet to a veterinary practice. Though, minor procedures that would only require sedation can be done at a home visit. An example of that is a minor stitch up.

Other than that, most of the vet care can be carried out in a house visit.

Does a mobile vet carry all the equipment necessary to undertake a comprehensive consultation?

Yes!!! As far as thorough assessment is concerned, the vet will have all the equipment necessary to assess your pet in the same way it would be done in a consult room of a general veterinary practice. The only limitations faced sometimes are the pet’s collaboration as well as handling the animal for assessment. 

What if I have a problem with my pet and the mobile vet is not available straight away?

In this case, you will need to take your pet to the closest available veterinary practice, or if it is after hours, then to your closest animal emergency centre.

Does the mobile vet offer the same level of service and guarantee of the services provided?

The level of service of a mobile vet will be based on the benefits of the convenience of having a vet coming to your house. For some, it allows their pet to be cared for, for others it avoids driving around with a stressed pet. The guarantee is always provided based on transparency and good communication between the vet and the client, and that is what we always aim for.

Is my pet's bad breath a sign of disease?

From dental problems due to an inappropriate diet or possible more serious health problems, bad breath can have various causes. Find out what to do now! Book now online or chat with us via the app!

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HOW CAN YOU BOOK AN ONLINE CONSULTATION?
  1. Schedule a consultation type from the Digitail App or the Online Booking system on our website.
  2. Your appointment request will be reviewed as soon as possible and we will help you prepare for the consultation.
  3. The week before and the night before your appointment, you will receive a reminder.
What should I do if my PET EATs SOMETHING HE WASN'T SUPPOSED TO?

Curiosity can be the enemy of your pet. Always be one step ahead of him discussing with us what he is allowed and what he is not allowed to consume.
Gives us a call, or take your pet to the nearest emergency centre.

How to I treat IRRITATION AND SCRATCHING from my pet?

Scratching is a natural reflex, but when it is very common and causes injury, it is a problem.
Find out in advance what to do by talking to our veterinarians.

What to do when my pet has APATHY AND LACK OF APPETITE?

The anamnesis is the key to a correct diagnosis. Talk to our doctors to find out the possible causes for such symptoms, but also what you can do to make your friend feel better.

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