How do I find natural vets in my area?
You can start the process of finding the correct Vet by visiting the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association website atwww.ahvma.org. On their website you can enter in your zip code/state/etc. and they will give you all the registered Holistic Veterinarians in your area.
What to do if you cant pay for the vet?
You have several options you can pursue if you aren’t able to pay your vet bill:
- Work out a payment plan with your vet office.
- Turn to local assistance and financing.
- Ask an animal welfare nonprofit group for help.
- Set up a crowdfunding account.
- Purchase pet insurance.
Where can I find information on herbal supplements?
Two good sources in the U.S. are the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, and the Office of Dietary Supplements. Both have websites to help consumers make informed choices about dietary supplements. Contact the manufacturer.
Are there any natural treatments for FeLV or FCoV?
The vets were stumped, and all the treatments that were tried only seemed to kill the cats all the more quickly. The cats tested positive to FCoV, one tested positive to FeLV, but neither virus kills so many cats, so fast.
When to talk to your doctor about herbal supplements?
If you have health issues, it’s essential that you talk with your doctor before trying herbal supplements. In fact, in some high-risk situations, your doctor will likely recommend that you avoid herbal supplements altogether.
Do you have to get FDA approval for herbal supplements?
For example, although makers of herbal supplements must follow good manufacturing practices — to ensure that supplements are processed consistently and meet quality standards — they don’t have to get approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before putting their products on the market.
Are there any herbs used in veterinary medicine?
While significant research support exists for the use of herbs in veterinary medicine, most treatment protocols used in dogs, cats, horses and ruminants are based solely on clinical experience or research data that has been obtained from work with laboratory animals and humans.
Can you use herbal therapy without a veterinary diagnosis?
“Herbal therapy should never be administered without a proper veterinary diagnosis.” Herbal therapy should never be administered without a proper veterinary diagnosis. The success of herbal treatment will vary according to the age of the patient, prior treatment history and diagnosis.
Is the practice of Veterinary herbalism a veterinary practice?
“…the practice of veterinary herbalism to be the practice of veterinary medicine.” The American Veterinary Medical Association and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association both consider the practice of veterinary herbalism to be the practice of veterinary medicine.
What is the history of herbal therapy in veterinary medicine?
Herbal therapy is the use of herbs, either as single products or in combination with other herbs, for medicinal purposes. What is the history of herbal therapy in veterinary medicine?