Animal Hospice of Mid-Michigan
We understand that aging can be hard for your pets, but it's also hard on you as their caregiver!
Dr. Lindstrand is certified to practice acupuncture on all species by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. We are proud to offer acupuncture, Assisi Loop therapy (tPEMF), laser therapy, in-home euthanasia and in-home or in-hospital hospice care to all species, including but not limited to cats, dogs, and horses. We have a separate outside entrance located next door to Isabella Cat Clinic, and we ask that clients utilize this entrance in order to keep Isabella Cat Clinic a feline exclusive environment.
What is acupuncture and how does it work?
Most simply stated, acupuncture is the stimulation of certain points on the body to achieve a healing affect by altering biochemistry and physiology. It is a means for the body to heal itself. Chinese philosophy believes that disease is an imbalance of energy called Qi (pronounced chee). Acupuncture treatments restore the natural balance in the body and the animal heals itself. Acupuncture can be used by itself or in conjunction with western medicine. How it works depends on what disease is being treated and what points are being used. Endorphins are released which relieve pain, relieves muscle spasms, stimulates nerves, stimulates the immune system, and reduces inflammation and several other beneficial effects.
Acupuncture can be a beneficial treatment for a variety of conditions, such as relieving pain/inflammation associated with arthritis, hip dysplasia, spinal disc disease, as well as general pain caused by injury, disease, and age. It is also a beneficial treatment for the relief of gastrointestinal, neurologic, respiratory and cardiac problems, as well as stimulating appetite and maintaining the immune system.
What is laser therapy, and how does it work?
Class IV laser therapy is proven to stimulate tissue repair/growth, accelerates wound healing and decreases inflammation, pain, and scar tissue formation. Some patients are even able to come off their long-term pain management drugs with an appropriate laser therapy regiment! Some conditions we can help treat with laser therapy are:
Cervical: infectious conditions, IVDD
Back: arthritis, IVDD
Hip: hip dysplasia, chronic pain, lameness
Dermatologic: post-surgical incisions, infected/chronic wounds, dermatitis
Mouth: stomatitis, extractions, periodontal disease, post-extraction pain
Forelimb: lick granulomas, pododermatitis, arthritis, fractures, sprains/strains, trauma, snake/bug bites
Internal: cystitis, IBD, asthma
Stifle: post-surgical, arthritis, tendonitis, non-surgical/partial CCL tears
... and more!
In-Home Euthanasia and Hospice Services
If your pet has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and is currently on kitty or puppy "hospice", or if your pet is elderly and it's difficult to care for him/her, we are happy to offer our in-home hospice services to you. We can provide services such as in-home pain relief (laser therapy and acupuncture), as well as help with things such as fluid administration, bathing, grooming, etc. Cost varies depending on time spent with patient, and time and distance traveled to reach you. Records from your primary veterinarian would be needed for Dr. Lindstrand's review before any visits are performed. We would also require a virtual consultation with you beforehand to discuss your goals and needs.
Saying goodbye to our beloved pets is one of the hardest things we endure in life. We know how important it is to be able to give them the most peaceful goodbye possible from the comfort of your home, which is why we are honored to be able to offer these services to the Mid-Michigan area. In-home euthanasia services are offered to all species of animals. We do require medical records from your current veterinarian, as well as a virtual consult before this can be scheduled. Cost varies depending on species/weight of the animal, as well as distance/travel time.