Featuring Demian Dressler, DVM and Susan Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology), authors of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide

Alternative Medicine Definition

Alternative Medicine: Any treatment that is not within the bounds of conventional veterinary medicine is labeled “alternative.” Some vets embrace this label for themselves and may even reject many conventional treatments. In this way, an alternative veterinarian can be just as dogmatic in her thinking as a conventional veterinarian. In addition, as treatments once labeled alternative – supplements, for example – become more popular, they themselves become conventional treatments.

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