Holistic Medicine

This is adapted from the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.The techniques used in holistic medicine are gentle, minimally invasive, and incorporate patient well-being and stress reduction. In treating an animal, a holistic veterinarian will determine the best combination of both conventional and alternative therapies for a given individual. We may choose a combination of herbal remedies, cold laser therapy as well as conventional therapy such as blood work and diagnostic imaging such as radiography and ultrasound.

Alternative medicine at Starch Pet Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa

Laser Therapy

The Science Behind Laser Therapy

Starch Pet Hospital offers laser therapy. Our K-Laser is a Class IV Laser that provides surgery-free, drug-free, and non-invasive treatment of a variety of disease problems. The laser uses a beam of light that deeply penetrates tissue and induces a response in the cells known as photobiomodulation to reduce pain, to reduce inflammation, and to speed healing.

Laser Therapy can be used for post-surgery incisions, acute problems (such as: hot spots, ear infections, bladder infections, abscesses, fractures that have been repaired, etc.), and chronic pain (such as arthritis in the joints or intervertebral disc disease in the neck or back).

Starch Pet Hospital is proud to offer the same type of therapy that professional and Olympic sports teams use to treat sports injuries to get their players back on the court or field as quickly as possible. Call us today to make an appointment or if you have any questions about the K-Laser therapy.

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