The Beverly Animal Natural Health Center was founded in 1998 to offer holistic care for dogs and cats in a veterinary hospital setting. We are located at 409 Cabot Street in Beverly, MA.
Our approach to treatment plans is holistic. We draw from various methods that are available and select with our clients the one that is the best for the patient not only in the short term but long term as well.
Many alternative treatments such as homeopathy and nutritional supplements take longer to achieve effect but offer better results than traditional medications. Our blend of cutting edge technology and resources combined with compassionate, patient driven care makes our work very rewarding. By promoting client education and participation in the medical process, we are able to nurture the human-animal bond and achieve rewarding outcomes.
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The Whole Pet
News and Tips from Beverly Animal Natural Health Center
Happy new year from all of us at the office!
The holiday season went by fast this year. We are ever grateful for another year here at BANHC. February will mark sixteen years since the clinic opened. Hard to believe so many years have passed.
Of course I love all the dogs and cats we have cared for but I treasure the people that come in with them. The relationship with the owners really makes our days special. I was able to take some time off from the office over Christmas vacation and I did miss work?! I am very lucky to have that kind of job and staff.
We recap 2013 as a year of new additions to the clinic.
Katie, our newest technician joined us when she moved back to Beverly after working as a technician in Newport, Rhode Island.
New equipment that was purchased included new energy efficient LED surgical lights, new digital dental radiograph upgrade unit and our beautiful new Mindray surgical monitor.
In 2013, we increased our dental care compliance and hope to continue you to do so in 2014.
I have been promised by the landlord that the plaza will be getting it's makeover in the springtime. It will be so nice to have new window front especially in the cold winter months.
New artwork in the front office as well with the great art created from the staff and cats for me for Christmas!
As always, Dr. Ricketts and I will be continuing to take continuing education through the Veterinary Association of the North Shore as well as other resources to stay up to date on the best care for our patients. Art Charles, our technician from a few years back will be graduating as a DVM from Kansas State this May.
Drug shortages continue to be an issue that we are doing our best to stay on top of. Many, if not all drugs have had their annual price increase. Here at BANHC, we are not increasing our examination prices and are doing all we can to keep our care reasonable. An educated client with the right support can do so much to keep their pet healthy. We continue to recommend good nutrition, exercise and supplemental to keep our pets health and avoid the high costs of disease.
- Eat fresh and simple. Try the five ingredient rule....that means being eating foods with five ingredients or less or at least be able to picture what they are!
- Rotate/vary your pet's diet so they are less prone to suffer any ill effects from pet food recalls or other availability issues with food.
- Take some time to keep the body healthy! Take a walk, play ball. Play inside if the cold is not invigorating to you. Just stay active.
- Brush your pet's teeth more often! It improves everyone’s lives! Not much better than having a pet with fresh breath.
To help with these tips to health we recommend:
Located right here in Beverly, this is a local business run by pet lover and chef Allison. Her nutritionally balanced, home prepared meals are a great option for many dogs and cats that have food allergies and other diet issues. They can also be used alongside commercially prepared diets to enhance the food experience for our pets.
We often have free sample that come frozen and just need to be thawed for your pet. Be sure to ask when you are in. Check out her website at cateredcaninecuisine.com.
Is your dog stiff getting up on cold winter morning? Reluctant to go up or down the stairs? Not as interactive with others? Physical therapy can help.
Good Dog Aquatic in North Andover is a great place to help your dog (or cat) get the help they need to regain muscle strength and handle physical limitations that may happen with age or injury.
Luis Carillo and his wife Mary have been working with dogs and cats over the last several years after coming over from the human side of physical therapy to help animals. With their current pool and other rehabilitative exercises, they are able to enhance musculoskeletal function and help pets recovery faster and stronger from surgeries such a femoral head ostectomy and anterior cruciate repair. They do require a referral so give us a call if you are interested for your pet. Their website is gooddogaquatic.com
We are very fortunate to have met Nayiri, our local dog trainer extraordinaire. Zen Dog Training is based out of Boston but Nayiri is our North Shore trainer that does one on one training for dogs of all ages. Zen Dog is able to work with owners and find solutions to help with training and behavior issues. They also have a great website to help. Their prices are extremely reasonable and it is a great investment to have a well behaved dog. Check out their website at zendogtraining.net
In Memory of our beloved pets that have passed: In Memoriam