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Seek vet advice ‘before alternative therapies’

13th February 2008

Pet owners should be wary of seeking alternative therapies for their sick animal before taking it to a vet, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has stated.

It has warned that some animals could be misdiagnosed by alternative “healers”, leading to further suffering for their animal, the BBC reports.

Furthermore, they could be wasting money on treatments which will not alleviate the pet’s condition.

Nicky Paull, president-elect of the BVA, told the broadcaster that in some cases, animals had been diagnosed over the phone by such alternative therapists.

“I’m a scientist. I believe in evidence-based medicine … some important problems can be missed,” she argued.

Online resource for pet alternative therapists Natural Animal Health warns readers that complementary therapies should only be given to an animal where a vet has deemed it appropriate.

It reports that the only treatments which can be offered by someone other than a qualified vet are chiropractic, osteopathy and physiotherapy.

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