Wellness exams include individualized supplement, herbal, and nutritional programs to promote and maintain optimal health.
Illness & Injury Exams
Supplement, herbal, and nutritional programs, chiropractic work, laser therapy, and acupuncture may be utilized in the treatment of any illnesses or injuries.
Holistic & Integrative Cancer Treatment
Cancer treatment is variable and includes individualized supplement, herbal, and nutritional programs that can be paired with conventional treatment to not only treat cancer, but support the body throughout treatment and significantly improve and prolong quality of life.
Canine & Equine Performance Issues
Supplement, herbal, and nutritional programs, laser therapy, and chiropractic work are used to improve the performance of canine and equine athletes, in addition to Dr. Doolittle's guidance and advisement.
Chiropractic work can be used to treat a variety of ailments including mobility issues and incontinence.
Performed by a trained technician, laser therapy can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, from ACL tears to urinary tract infections.
Puppy & Kitten Growth and Development
Dr. Doolittle will design an individualized supplement, herbal, and nutritional program to ensure proper growth and development. She will also administer the core vaccines, Distemper, Parvo, and Rabies, appropriately throughout the first year, paired with a detoxing supplement program to preserve optimal health in the wake of any vaccines.
Acupuncture & Shakuju
While Dr. Doolittle utilizes traditional acupuncture, she also works synergistically with a certified acupuncturist who uses Shakuju, a form of non-insertive acupuncture, to treat anything from behavioral to mobility issues.
Dr. Sharon Doolittle graduated from Michigan State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. Originally, she was a conventional equine practitioner based in Rhode Island, but soon recognized the faults of modern conventional veterinary medicine. After undergoing extensive training in holistic healthcare through post-graduate courses and seminars since 1999, Dr. Doolittle now concentrates exclusively on holistic animal healthcare for dogs, cats, and horses.
Dr. Doolittle was the first veterinarian in the country to have received her certification for Advanced Clinical Training in Nutrition Response Testing out of the few that are currently certified. She has lectured on holistic animal healthcare both to animal owners and other veterinarians, and has taught advanced animal chiropractic seminars at Options for Animals.
Dr. Doolittle’s practice focuses on complete animal wellness, utilizing Nutrition Response Testing to diagnose and treat her patients. She designs supplement, herbal and nutritional programs tailored to each patient to maintain optimal health and to treat a plethora of medical issues including allergies and cancer. Furthermore, she performs chiropractic work on her patients to treat lameness and injuries, as well as maintenance chiropractic work on performance dogs and horses. Dr. Doolittle uses a wide range of alternative modalities in her practice, and the appropriate approach is selected based upon the individualized needs of her patients.
What to Expect
Nutrition Response Testing
Dr. Doolittle uses Nutrition Response Testing and applied kinesiology as her diagnostic method. Nutrition Response Testing is also used to test her patients to design a diet and supplement program that will repair the body.
Nutrition Response Testing is a non-invasive way of looking at the internal functions of the body. It tests the functional neurological status of the autonomic nervous system through the use of applied kinesiology. With the diagnostic information gained through this systematic protocol, we can assess many different things in the body, including internal organ function, the status of the immune system, and various toxins.
Applied kinesiology may be known to some people as "muscle testing". Many have already experienced applied kinesiology or Nutrition Response Testing at their own chiropractors. Applied kinesiology is a very useful and sensitive diagnostic tool used both on humans and animals. Fortunately, we have learned how to use this human technique to help improve the health and well being of our animal friends.
When testing animals using applied kinesiology, it is necessary to use an additional person, called a surrogate, or indirect tester. The testing involves the animal, the doctor, and the surrogate making an electrical or energy circuit together. By using this method, it is possible to test for mediation, supplement, and nutritional needs, chiropractic subluxations, lameness, and so on.
Nutrition is the foundation of health and in addition to nutritional supplements, Dr. Doolittle utilizes whole food diets to assist in restoring the body. She designs home cooked diets based on her patient's needs. Kibble and canned foods are over-processed and overcooked, causing all the nutrients to be destroyed in the process. Additionally, these commercial foods are often grain based. Grains are pro-inflammatory and can lead to chronic health issues. Home cooked and raw diets have all of the available nutrients and enzymes intact and can be completely grain-free, allowing for optimal health and wellness.
This episode of Whats the Alternative? features Dr. Doolittle and is focused on animal nutrition.