Hi friends – Tuki here on my perch at the Potter League. I’ve been hearing people talk about using different treatments to help their pets with things like pain, anxiety, seizures, and other medical conditions. Now, we birds don’t have a lot of anxiety, but there are dogs and cats here that suffer from these issues and their people would do anything to help them.
Integrative medicine used to be called complementary or alternative medicine and is typically based in practices from other cultures. Many people, veterinarians included, believe that these complementary or alternative therapies should be ‘integrated’ with regular veterinary care such as medications, surgery, and physical therapy so they are more commonly called ‘integrative’ medicine or treatments today. Here are some examples that you may want to discuss with your veterinarian.
Acupuncture and acupressure work on the same principles,…