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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Hospice Care

Hospice care for terminally ill animals and their families is showing steady growth in demand and supply, and veterinarians are receiving more requests from...
Veterinary massage

Veterinary massage

Massage is an increasingly popular and effective therapy that has numerous applications and makes a valuable addition to the integrative practice. Massage has become a...

Is Your Patient Depressed?

Annie didn’t seem herself. She was grumpy and didn’t have much appetite. She seemed lethargic and uninterested in activities she had always enjoyed. Once...

Cold Laser Therapy

Low level light therapy (L3T), or cold laser therapy, is becoming an important component of many integrative veterinary practices, and is most often used...

Feline Diabetes Mellitus – Part 1

Diabetes mellitus (DM) in cats is similar to human Type 2 diabetes in humans. The causes in cats include: • Obesity • Inactivity •...
Bach Flower Remedies

Bach Flower Remedies

Bach Flower Remedies have found a place in many integrative practices as a way to shift emotional states to aid recovery, and to help...

Feline Diabetes Mellitus

In Part 1 of this article (IVC, Winter 2012), I covered the diagnosis of feline diabetes mellitus, and how early DM can be managed...
Digestive enzymes

Digestive enzymes

Digestive enzymes can be used for pancreatic and GI issues, but are also beneficial for healthy patients eating heat-processed pet foods. The thousands of enzymes...
Adaptogens for the HPAT axis

Adaptogens for the HPAT axis

A list of 11 adaptogens that have multiple benefits such as fighting stress, balancing hormones and maintain the immune system. Adaptogens help humans and animals...
Integrative pain management

Integrative pain management

When dealing with chronic pain, integrative pain management takes advantage of all the tools a veterinarian may have available. Both conventional and alternative/complementary therapies to...