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Think about holistic care for your pet, too

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Holistic medicine isn’t just for people: Alternative therapies are also becoming popular for pets.

Common holistic treatments for pets include:

Acupuncture: Senior pets and pets with chronic medical conditions benefit from the natural pain relief and anti-inflammatory responses associated with acupuncture.

Massage therapy: Pets can experience increased range of motion, reduced scar tissue and improved circulation with massage therapy. It is particularly good for older pets experiencing pain from inflammation and arthritis.

Supplements: Your veterinarian may recommend vitamins or supplements to improve pets’ well-being as they age. Like people, supplements may also be beneficial during pregnancy or illness.

Mary Giron, DVM, SPCA Tampa Bay Veterinary Center

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