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"In 2001 a very special little kitten came to stay at our house named Emma. She weighed in at a whopping 2 ½ pounds. When she was about 9 months old she began vomiting and wouldn’t eat. The doctors at Piney Creek Square Veterinary Clinic took x-rays, but nothing showed up on them. She was losing weight, and she was thin by nature anyway, so everyone was worried about her. Dr. Behrns came to the rescue and performed emergency surgery on our little girl. She found an almond trying to pass into Emma’s stomach. Of course, it would not have shown up on an x-ray. Thank you, Dr. Behrns, for saving Emma’s life."

-Margo K.

Essential Oils

At Piney Creek Square Integrative Veterinary Medicine, we have come to appreciate the many benefits of using essential oils and aromatherapy. Their uses have been documented in people since Ancient Egyptian times. And the resurgence of use in people the past few decades has understandably trickled into veterinary medicine, as owners look to give their pets the best care.

More research, reported by the National Institutes of Health, is showing the science behind the benefits of essential oils in animals. While there are many oils and ways to use oils to help your pets, it is important for pet owners to receive instruction from veterinarians familiar with their uses, like the doctors and staff at Piney Creek Square Integrative Veterinary Medicine. Toxicity is well documented in pets whether it is the type of oil, the company that manufactures it or how it is applied.

Guidance by our trained doctors is of utmost importance for your pet’s health when using essential oils. Let us know if you interested in discovering how essential oils can support your pet’s health.