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Unread 02-10-2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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Default Any thoughts on a holistic vet for a dog with health issues

Hey I have a dog who is 4 years old and her name is Prissy and she has inflammatory bowel that is immune related and she has Pancreatic insufficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency and she has allergies to different things, currently she is on Prednisone, not sure how long she will have to be on that, I am not to crazy about her being on it because her liver enzymes are already high and she has to have blood test often to check the levels. I been hearing people talk about holistic vet may be able to help her with her allergies and inflammatory bowel disease. It is like she really doesnt even care about eating, I have to make her eat most days, Some days she will eat without me having to make her. Anybody ever took there dog to a holistic vet and any thoughts on holistic veterinarian.

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Unread 02-10-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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The term "holistic" has come to mean different things to different people (Holistic Medical Terminology Can Be Confusing | Pet Clinics in Royal Oak, Michigan, Animal Hospitals in Oakland County, Michigan - Clawson, Ferndale, Birmingham). I think it would be helpful to know your understanding of the term and expectations.
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Along with the "natural, organic" craze, "Hollistic" has joined the trend. While i do think there are benifits to some hollistic treatments, i dont think they should ever fully replace veternary care.

Also, do your homework, just because the sign on the door says "hollistic" doesnt mean the person inside knows what they are talking about.

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Personally, I'd probably only go to a holistic vet for acupucture or chiropractic if my dog were in pain & I knew what caused it. Maybe also for digestive woes of a known origin as well. I don't always agree with my vet, but I do think she knows how to dagnose specific problems pretty well.

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