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Holistic VS. Traditional

Tahoe
May 24th, 2005, 04:18 PM
I was just wondering the difference between Holistic and Traditional medicine for cats. Which is better in which circumstances and why? Can a Holistic Vet help a sick pet? What do they do?

Beaglemom
May 24th, 2005, 04:59 PM
From what I understand, a holistic veterinarian is a regular vet that has taken extra courses in holistic medicine. They practice both holistic and traditional medicine.

A vet who practices holistic medicine can and do most certainly help a sick pet.

With a vet who practices holistic medicine, they can help your pet with more natural remedies using holistic methods when the circumstances call for it. Such as a pet that suffers from arthritis. Arthritis can be treated in the traditional sense with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or with more holistic type of medicines such as glucosamine.

Holistic veterinarian clinics do operate very much like a traditional vet clinic. They just go that one step further and offer you holistic medical treatments as well.