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Holistic Pet Care Overview
By Kim Nagy for WebVet
Holistic pet care can come in a variety of forms: A Siamese cat receives a prescription you might not expect for a life-threatening digestive disorder – acupuncture and nutritional counseling.
An arthritic boxer regains his range of motion with underwater therapy and chiropractic care.
Sound a little far-fetched?
Before you raise a skeptical eyebrow, consider the story of Stone, a three-year-old Siamese who was diagnosed with severe megacolon (not uncommon in cats) as well as irritable bowel disorder.
Stone’s desperate owners approached holistic veterinarian Barbara Royal, based in Chicago at the Royal Treatment Veterinary Spa, as a last resort because after nine months of medication and regular enemas, the cat’s condition had not improved at all.
Royal quickly prescribed acupuncture. “I had to chase this particular cat around the room – I used a blow dart method of acupuncture around Stone’s digestive tract and liver. Acupuncture on the run!” Royal said. But, months later, after several acupuncture sessions, Stone was off all medications and eating (and pooping) normally. The now healthy Stone now comes in every eight weeks for a digestive “tune up.”
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Royal admits she was initially skeptical about holistic care methods for pets. Early in her practice, however, she was confronted with the limitations of traditional medicine while working with greyhounds, a b...
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