What are the benefits of house calls?
Often animals are more comfortable in familiar environments, such as their own home. This allows us to provide veterinary services with low stress handling and minimal restraint. This can help provide a more thorough comprehensive physical exam. House calls are also ideal for animals that do not travel well or multi-pet households. It is also more comfortable for the owners.
What is Integrative Veterinary Medicine?
Integrative Veterinary Medicine refers to the use of Eastern and Western diagnostic and treatment modalities as complements to one another. Dr. Kryzak feels that often where Eastern medicine may be less effective, Western modalities may be strong and vice-versa. Integrative medicine provides your pet with the best of both worlds and many more treatment options.
What if my animal has an emergency?
Unfortunately, the nature of house calls limits what we are able to provide your animal in the event of an emergency. In emergency situations, we always recommend bringing your animal to a local stationary animal hospital. After-hour emergencies are referred to either the Capital District Animal Emergency Clinic in Latham, NY or Kingston Animal Emergency Hospital in Kingston, NY.
What conditions can Acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture excels at treating any pain or inflammatory condition. We recommend acupuncture for geriatric management, chronic arthritis, degenerative joint disease and post-surgical rehabilitation. It is also useful for internal medicine conditions such as allergies, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease and renal failure. Acupuncture also works well for performance enhancement in canine and equine athletes. Cancer patients also benefit from acupuncture for whole body support to complement chemotherapy and alone as palliative treatment.
What is Electroacupuncture?
Electroacupuncture is a procedure Dr. Kryzak often does in conjunction with regular acupuncture methods. The electroacupuncture unit is a TENS unit. The leads are attached to the acupuncture needles in the patient and provide a low-level electrical stimulation across the acupuncture points. This provides a deeper, longer-lasting stimulation. The animals usually enjoy the electroacupuncture sensations.
What is Aquapuncture?
Aquapuncture is the injection of a benign substance such as saline or vitamin B12, into the acupuncture point. The liquid substance then acts as a constant stimulus in the acupuncture point for the next 10-12 hours until the body absorbs it. This provides a longer lasting stimulation of the acupuncture point.