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Holistic Medicine


What We Treat

Natural Allergy Relief

Cancer Support

Other conditions include:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Colitis

  • Kidney Disease

  • Liver Disease

  • Cushing’s Disease

  • Heart Disease

  • Food sensitivities/allergies

  • Chronic skin infections

  • Autoimmune Disease

  • Seizure Disorders


You have spent hours researching your pet’s condition online, trying to find a solution to help them? Maybe you feel like you visit your vet for the same health issues more often than you’d like, with no real solution to resolve your pet’s symptoms once and for all? Or has your pet been diagnosed with a chronic illness and you’ve been searching for answers on how to treat them naturally without continuous medications which come with harsh side effects?

This is the story I hear from many pet parents that walk through the door of Healing Tails. Every pet parent just wants to do what’s best for their fur baby and is trying to find the right answer. 

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At Healing Tails we have extensive experience helping pets that have been experiencing symptoms of:

  • chronic vomiting or diarrhea

  • itchy, smelly skin

  • hair loss

  • seizures

  •  decreased appetite

  • loss of energy

  • lip-smacking or belching

  •   flatulence

  • urinary or fecal incontinence

Frequently Asked Questions

Puppy who is no longer being over medicated


"Dr. Arielle changed my pup's life around. From being over-medicated to getting on track to gaining control of his so-called allergies with a holistic approach.

We are currently working on achieving a healthy gut!

Bear is hive free, parasite-free and on a balanced diet!

Thank you Dr. Arielle & Arely!

#happyfrenchie #bestvetinchicago"


-Liza & Bear

  • What happens during a visit for acupuncture?
    During your pet's assessment prior to the acupuncture treatmetn, the doctor may assess your pet for pain in addition to checking their tongue and pulse. While it may seem a little strange to check the tongue and pulse, checking both of these can provide information about your pet’s condition and can help the doctor determine the best acupuncture prescription for your pet. The needles are thin and push the skin out of the way rather than cut it. While some acupuncture points may be sensitive and cause slight discomfort once the needles are inserted, typically this discomfort quickly subsides. Some people worry that their pets may not tolerate the treatment, but most pets sit still for their treatments and some even fall asleep. We incorporate calming sounds, mood lighting and licky mats with peanut butter if needed to help keep your pet calm during their treatment.
  • What are side effects of acupuncture in pets?
    When performed by a trained and certified veterinary acupuncturist, acupuncture is generally safe with minimal side effects. Some patients may have a temporary worsening of their symptoms or may be a little sore for 24-28 hours following the treatment. Bruising, breaking of the needle, needle ingestion or puncture of internal organs are all extremely rare but possible side effects which owner's should be made aware of.
  • How long are the acupuncture treatments for my pet?
    Our acupuncture appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes. Depending on the pet, the acupuncture needles may remain in place anywhere for 12- 25 minutes.
  • Who can perform the acupuncture treatments for my pet?
    Acupuncture treatments should only peformed by a licensed veterinarian who is trained in acupunture treatments for pets. Dr. Arielle performs all of the acupuncture treatments for pets at Healing Tails. She received her training through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.
  • Should acupuncture be used instead of western medicine?
    Acupuncture should be used in conjunction with traditional western medical diagnostics, work-ups and treatments. In some cases clients are able to reduce the dose of pain medications or eliminate them altogether under the guidance of their veterinarian. It is important to discuss your goals for your pet's treatment during their intial exam.
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