These days we hear and read about a lot of different new treatment options including terms like adjunct and alternative treatments, but what do they really mean and are they safe for your pets?
- These are additional options to conventional medicine.
- These are meant to provide additional help for your pet’s condition along with prescription medicines and procedures.
- Thee can be vitamins, herbs, probiotics, exercise, physical therapy and supplements.
An example of an adjunct treatment might be the following:
Your pet is diagnosed with arthritis, so Dr. Flanders gives a treatment plan of anti-inflammatory medication and laser therapy sessions, then suggests adjunct treatment of ice and heat alternating, glucosamine supplements and slow walks of 10 minutes or less for 6 weeks and then re-evaluate.