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Holistic Pet Care

Here at StayCare Pet Sitting, we believe in a combination of Western and Holistic care for pets due to the exposure we have had over the years in both arenas. Many pet owners still are surprised when they hear that their pets may benefit from the practices of acupuncture, chiropractic care and Chinese medicines.

We have met the Veterinarians who are certified in Holistic pet care and wanted to share some of our local care centers we have referred our clients to!


1. Holistic Veterinary Care and Rehabilitation Center

4382 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

Phone: (510) 339-2600

Holistic Veterinary Care is comprised of a team of doctors and staff whose primary objective is to provide the best alternative holistic care available for pets. Their staff is committed to customizing each client’s experience based on their pet’s specific needs. Dr. Gary Richter leads a team of practitioners who provide wellness consultations, acupuncture, chiropractic care, and rehabilitative treatments. They also specialize in hyperbaric oxygen therapy, pulse signal therapy, and stem cell treatments. Our rehabilitation center specializes in cold laser therapy and hydrotherapies such as swimming and underwater treadmill exercises. If you ever get the chance to see their facility in person, please do. It is impressive.

Dr. Richter was awarded “America’s Favorite Veterinarian" by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation in 2017! Quite an honor!

2. Alternatives to Animals

919 Moraga Road, Lafayette, CA 94549

Phone: (925) 283-6160

Alternatives to Animals is one of the few veterinary clinics in the Bay Area that is exclusively dedicated to Holistic Medicine. This allows them to concentrate our energies 100% on healing via holistic modalities. Their focus is on energetic healing and while they have some western medications available, they rarely need to use them. They refer out for diagnostic procedures, to enable thier wellness center to remain peaceful, allowing their patients to relax and receive the full benefit of their treatments. The calmness and tranquility is reflected in thier staff. A small team ensures all patients and care givers receive individual and personalized attention. You are made to feel part of their small family. They are committed to your animal's health and well-being. All products used for cleaning are green and non-toxic. They implement strategies to reduce their carbon foot print and use green and recycled products where possible. They offer non-invasive options for a terminal illness to advising owners on natural methods for rearing their new puppy.


3. Natural Veterinary Theropy Clinic 26135 Carmel Rancho Blvd. Suite E-103, Carmel, CA 93923 Phone: (831) 655-0501

Natural Veterinary Therapy Clinic's goal is to help heal animals as gently as possible with an emphasis on natural medicine in a calm and nurturing environment.

Compassionate and less invasive veterinary medicine. Focusing on natural remedies and treatment modalities including Acupuncture, Underwater treadmill/ swim therapy, laser therapy, Non-anesthetic Dental Cleanings, Chinese and Western herbs, Nutritional consultation, Natural supplements, Flower Essences,Homeopathy and so much more!

After 10 years of practicing general/surgical/emergency veterinary medicine, Dr. Richmond started a more compassionate and less invasive type of medical practice. The focus is on giving the client and patient more time for discussion and treatment. This allows us to be thorough and find a treatment plan that is the least invasive while being the most effective.

4. Carmel Holistic Veterinary Clinic

26340 Carmel Rancho Blvd Carmel, CA 93923

Phone: (831 )620-0115

Carmel Holistic Veterinary Clinic is a full service companion animal hospital. It is their commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Their services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.

They are proud to offer advanced diagnostic care which includes digital x-rays, digital ultrasound, flexible endoscopy, LASER surgery, advanced surgical monitoring and the ability to run onsite advanced blood work. They are one of the only clinics to have stem cell therapy and alternative cancer therapy. They have a wide variety of supplements and herbs as well as homeopathic remedies and acupuncture. They also know the importance of good dental care & the benefits of natural and raw diets.

We would love to hear who you recommend for Holistic Pet Care as well as your experiences with your pet's health in taking them to such a facility! Please share your stories below!

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