Treating Allergies and Skin Conditions

We offer a range of natural and non-invasive treatments.

Holistic treatments form an experienced vet

Why holistic?

Conventionally, allergies and skin conditions can be hard to treat for vets, many conditions become chronic and will require the use of steroids or other immunosuppressants, which many animals don’t respond too, or in other cases, stop responding after long-term use. Holistic medicine offers a multi-model approach which can tackle the cause of the reaction, as well as treating the symptoms such as itchiness and discomfort. 

Dealing with the underlying causes of disease

Holistic medicine looks at what’s going wrong in the skin. For example, too much blood flow to the skin can be an indication of toxin build up (called Damp-Heat in Chinese medicine), or if the skin is dull and flakey, this could indicate insufficient blood to the area. The herbal medicines used to treat skin conditions are as diverse as the many causes there can be. Polar to conventional medicine, holistic medicines goal is to find the root cause in order to treat the condition from the inside out with lasting results. 

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What methods can be used?

Each case is unique, so each patient will have a bespoke treatment plan. Our treatments generally include a combination of diet planning, acupuncture and herbal therapy. 

Can I claim through my insurance?

Most insurance companies will cover/contribute towards our services. However, we always advise checking with your insurance company regarding your individual policy

Where are we located?

We are located just outside of Blisworth, between Northampton and Towcester. Our clinic is at the Blisworth Marina, providing a peaceful, relaxing setting with ample parking. Click here to find us on google maps. 

Google Reviews

Nigel Fosroc
Nigel Fosroc
2024-05-04
My Thomas, 13 years old chihuahua, could barely stand up on his back legs due to neurological condition. Thanks to the diagnosis, acupuncture treatment, herbal remedies and laser therapy prescribed and administered by Dr. Rinnert, my Thomas is walking reasonably again and this has given us hope and massively improved his quality of life. If your loved animal is suffering similar condition I would very much recommend contacting the practice for an asessment.
Dawn Brooke
Dawn Brooke
2024-04-26
Absolutely 5 stars 🌟 from me ! I contacted Holistic vet care after my 14.5 year old dog with heart disease and arthritis had a bad reaction to pain medication and diuretics , he was not in a good way and I was really struggling to get him right , it was an extremely stressful time and i was starting to think I was running out of options for my boy , a friend recommended Rinnert and I was keen to try the holistic route ....how glad am I that i did ! I can honestly say it's been a game changer for him. At the first session we had a very thorough conversation about Bazzil’s condition , followed by Rinnert setting to work on tailoring the acupuncture treatment for his speciific problems , he explained Bazzils issues from a Chinese medicine point of view and at last everything made sense to me , the deficiencies and imbalances present , reasons why he was having the reactions to the meds etc . After that first session I could see a difference in how Bazzil was feeling / moving and this continued to improve with follow ups and , along with his herbs prescribed he is doing so well , his health is very stable, so much better than i thought could be achieved and I can't thank Rinnert enough for helping us ... he has such a calming energy that it isn't just Bazzil who benefits...I was a ball of stress on the first visit , but walked out feeling like I'd had a treatment too !! Also, if you are concerned because your pet gets stressed in a vetinary environment as I was , don't be , Bazzil is happy to walk into the the practice ( I have to carry him into the vets completely stressed) and is always so pleased to be there ....and see Rinnert ( and the liver paste 😉) Bazzil is now on maintenance sessions , his herbs and I combine this with laser treatments . I have followed all of Rinnerts advice on Bazzils diet also ...huge difference all round 🙂 Thoroughly recommended!
callie mark Douglas
callie mark Douglas
2024-04-16
Our 18 year old cat was really starting to struggle with arthritis in his hips. The help and support we have had from the team at Holistic Vets has been amazing. Louie is now enjoying life so much more. The tailored approach means that his treatment is individual to him and adjusted in each session. He loves his acupuncture (and often falls asleep on the table during his treatment!), and the laser treatment. His herbs really help to support his overall health in between his appointments too. Throughout his life Louie has been really sensitive to medications so the support of the team at Holistic Vets has meant we’ve been able to keep him drug free and not worry about additional side effects impacting him during these precious older years. Thank you 😀
hayley cleaver
hayley cleaver
2024-04-08
I came to Holistic Vet Care with my dog Jerry Lee who had chronic osteoarthritis. The acupuncture and Chinese herbs that Rinnert prescribes has changed his life. He still has the condition, but the pain has visibly reduced and it’s like he has been frozen in time, with the condition not progressing as you would expect in a dog of his age. Holistic Vet Care invested in a state of the art laser system to help with pain relief which Jerry participates in and loves! More recently a physiotherapist was employed within the practice who is brilliant. We now have Shockwave therapy for Jerry to complement the laser treatments and acupuncture. Again, Jerry absolutely loves it and falls asleep! It has definitely helped with his condition even more and I’m delighted with the results. I can’t recommend Rinnert and his team enough. Your pet is always put first and you just know you are in good hands. Thank you for Jerry Lee’s wonderful treatments.
Rebecca Taylor
Rebecca Taylor
2024-03-05
We have been coming since November after our dog was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. We opted to not go ahead with chemotherapy due to various reasons, and decided to give the herbal route a try along side steroids. Prognosis was 3-4 months from the Oncologist, and we are coming into our 5th month. We are so happy with her progress. She has so much energy and has still been enjoying life to the full, which was our main priority. We are hoping for many more months and will continue with the herbs.
Lorraine Ashley
Lorraine Ashley
2023-10-29
Our Chinese Crested dog was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma 10 months ago. Our regular Vet advised Euthanasia as soon as possible due to her age. However, within two days of her first treatment with Rinnert she was walking without a limp and wanting to play with her toys. She is now having regular acupuncture and herbal treatments and continues to thrive. As a family, words cannot express how grateful we are for this extra time with her. Rinnert has been amazing throughout; I highly recommend him and the treatments he offers.
Katherine Killick
Katherine Killick
2023-10-23
I contacted Holistic Vet Care just over 18 months ago and I am very glad that I did. My Romanian Crossbreed girl, Star, had suffered from diverse symptoms - lameness in multiple limbs, skin problems, loss of body condition and coat, loss of appetite, vomiting and diarrhoea. She seemed to have lost the will to live. She had eventually been successfully diagnosed with atypical immune mediated polyarthritis and treated with immunosuppressive therapy by the RVC specialists. This had halted all the worrying symptoms, thank goodness. As this radical treatment drew to a close, I was convinced that there was a problem underlying the obvious manifestations and contacted Holistic Vet Care in a search for a perspective that would make sense of this and hopefully offer healing for Star. Alongside this serious immune system disturbance, Star has suffered from advancing osteoarthritis in her left elbow after two arthroscopies to relieve unilateral elbow dysplasia, the first when she was barely aged 1 year old. Fast forward to 18 months after starting treatment with acupuncture and Chinese medicine herbal therapy alongside the pain relieving drug Amantadine prescribed for her elbow by the RVC : I now have the happy, healthy, playful, mischievous girl, that I adopted aged 4 months, back. Her thick shiny coat, her appetite, her body condition and vitality, all of which had faded, have returned and her elbow issues are barely discernible. I believe that Rinnert's patience and understanding with Star, who has been very fearful in consultations, and the perspective that his understanding of what Chinese medicine has to offer, via acupuncture and herbal medicines, has given her a new lease of life. I can't thank Holistic Vet Care enough and I can wholeheartedly recommend the practice.
Rob speedplay
Rob speedplay
2023-06-26
Same cat and rabbit clinic, new location! It's great to see the practice growing yet again and back in Duston too. Service and care is always the top priority and that's why we've been using them for over twenty years. The new location is much better than the last one as it's easier to get to and has more parking. Waiting area was a hit with Turbo as he loves to have his own seat! Keep up the great work team!
Suzanne Pegg
Suzanne Pegg
2023-06-13
The best vets, Simon & Kim and the team are so so good, wouldn't go anywhere else. They have been our vets for nearly 25 years.

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