Acupuncture, water therapy and alternative medicine have found their way to the animal world. As humans become more aware of the pitfalls of traditional medicine, they become more willing to explore alternatives for their pets as well as themselves.
Inventive treatments run the gamut from acupuncture to herbal remedies to underwater treadmills and aqua-therapy.
Pet owners who decide to try acupuncture, or other alternatives, should be sure the practitioner is well-trained in the methods and modalities of the treatment.
Acupuncturists should be certified by one of the three U.S. centers to ensure that they have received proper training. As with most things, a little investigation up front can save time, money and aggravation--not to mention the health of your pet.