At Union Lake Veterinary Hospital in Waterford, Michigan, we want to make it as simple as possible to provide the very best life for your pet. In addition to our full list of veterinary services, we also offer complementary therapies to bring you truly well-rounded care for your favorite furry friends. Keep reading to learn more about these therapies and what they can do for your pets:

Nutritional Counseling

Proper nutrition is important for every facet of your pet’s life. From providing proper nutrients to build a foundation of good health to helping your pet maintain a healthy weight, good nutrition is vital. Understanding exactly what kind of food (and how much) your pet needs to be as healthy as possible can be difficult, though. This is why we offer nutritional counseling to partner with you to ensure your pets are getting the nutrients they need each and every day.


Pet acupuncture is an effective treatment option that can work for a variety of ailments. This ancient healing therapy uses small needles to apply pressure to certain points of the body to combat illness and pain. 

Here are just a few of the issues acupuncture can improve::

  • Arthritis
  • Nerve injuries
  • Allergies
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Cushing’s disease
  • Injuries
  • Epilepsy

Acupuncture is completely safe and painless for pets and often provides immediate results.

Chiropractic Care

Just like humans, sometimes our pets suffer from musculoskeletal issues that can bring on unnecessary pain. Veterinary chiropractic care can help alleviate these issues and get your pet back to feeling great. If you think your pet is suffering, you should schedule a chiropractic assessment to see if this modality can provide relief.

Canine Rehabilitation Center

Sometimes even after an injury has healed, dogs can still experience pain that reduces their quality of life. Canine rehabilitation can help improve mobility, reduce pain, and get your dog back to his healthy, loving self. Using proven treatments like hydrotherapy, our rehab center focuses on your dog’s problem areas and helps him fully heal. We have already successfully treated thousands of pets and would love the chance to help your dog get back to his former self. 

Cold Laser and Deep Tissue Therapy for Dogs

Cold laser therapy and deep tissue laser therapy are other great recovery tools for dogs that can be used after surgery, after an injury, or to target general health issues. Union Lake Veterinary Hospital is proud to offer laser therapy to help our canine patients heal as quickly and completely as possible. The laser is safe and less invasive than some other options, which can decrease healing time and reduce the risk of infection. 

Other Complementary Therapies

Union Lake Veterinary Hospital also offers a list of other complementary therapies and our experts can help customize a treatment plan for your pet. We can combine traditional and complementary therapies. This is especially helpful for managing chronic arthritis pain or degenerative joint disease. We can also focus on therapeutic alternative modalities. Other complementary therapies include: 

  • Cryotherapy and heat – cryotherapy can minimize tissue damage, pain, and swelling 
  • ESWT shockwave – shockwave pulses use high-energy sound waves to increase circulation and stimulate the growth of new cells while reducing inflammation and swelling
  • Hydrotherapy – underwater treadmill builds strength with minimal weight bearing on joints and bones
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation – helps with muscle strengthening and healing using low-level electrical current. The current causes muscle contraction, mimicking weight-bearing activities to speed recovery
  • Therapeutic exercises – our rehabilitation center offers a full range of therapeutic rehab exercises to increase your dog’s rate of recovery and quality of movement
  • Therapeutic massage – canine massage to stimulate muscles and increase joint range of motion
  • Therapeutic ultrasound – softens scar tissue with sound waves, increasing flexibility and blood flow

Whether you need a wellness exam or want to try out one of our complementary therapies, Union Lake Veterinary Hospital is here to help you give your pets the best life. We love animals as much as you do, and we want them to be as happy and healthy as possible. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, please call (248) 363–1508.