Winter 2012 Volume 2 – Issue 1 Feline Diabetes Mellitus – Part 1 – It’s a disease we see all too often in cat patients. Here’s a look at diagnostics as well as managing early DM with diet, medication and herbs. Cold Laser Therapy – Also known as L3T, this therapy is safe and non-invasive, and has the potential to replace medication, most physiotherapeutic modalities, and in many situations, surgical approaches. (Horse sense) More Than Skin Deep – Conventional treatments are limited when it comes to equine skin disease. A medical approach that includes complementary therapies offers considerably more options. Rehab for a Torn CCL – Whether or not surgery is needed to correct a ruptured cranial cruciate ligament, a combination of mechanical, physical and energetic rehabilitation therapies is necessary to get an injured dog back to normal again. Leading the Way – Since its inception just over a year ago, this unique program at the Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine is making the school a leader in integrative medicine education and development. Is your patient depressed? – The symptoms of emotional depression in animals can be vague and challenging to diagnose. Here’s a behavioral perspective on this condition and how it may be treated, without drugs. (Tech talk) Veterinary Massage – This increasingly popular and effective therapy has numerous applications and makes a valuable addition to the integrative practice. Be sure to choose an accredited learning program, and be aware of state laws and regulations surrounding animal massage. (Integrative practice) Expanding your services – How to get clients, colleagues and staff on board when introducing integrative treatment options to your practice. Hospice Care – Clients are requesting care for their terminally ill animals that compares to what they receive for human family members. Adding this service to your practice involves many considerations, but may be well worth the effort.