Holly Wurtz, ND

GraduateNational University of Health Sciences

“I ask patients about pet ownership and find that pets often have a significant role in people’s lives.  Many pet owners view their pets as family members.  For example, I saw a patient who was experiencing a high level of stress due to work and a recent divorce. As part of his wellness plan, I suggested that he make time to take his beloved golden retriever to a dog park.  He started going to the dog park on a daily basis and felt more relaxed and better able to cope with life’s circumstances.”