Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

Pet Talk

April 21, 2011

Look closely at the alternative

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“Some veterinary practitioners view complementary and alternative medicine as controversial,” notes Crist.

“Owners need to understand that some of these modalities are slow and gentle and take time to take effect,” says Crist.

Crist said conventional and alternative veterinary medicine is becoming more available because of client demand.

If an animal does partake in any alternative technique the owner should inform the vet if a pet takes medications, herbs, and supplements are used on a regular basis.

One bit of advice from Crist is to always purchase high-quality products from a reputable and established supplier.

To practice in any of these modalities veterinarians must first be certified and well versed in their area of interest within the scope of complementary and alternative medicine.

“It is important that if an owner requests any of these integrated modalities that he or she is referred to a veterinarian certified in that field.”

Pet Talk is a service of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University.

 

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