holistic vs traditional

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holistic vs traditional
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Sat, 06-19-2010 - 6:23pm

Anyone know the biggest diffrences or is there someone who switched from regular to holistic and is happier?

Leila

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Registered: 10-26-2000
Sat, 06-19-2010 - 8:51pm

The difference is that typically holistic vets have more training as they are first traditionally trained vets in the normal conventional veterinary medicine.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 06-19-2010 - 9:29pm

Thank you so much for all your typing. I am on a LONGGGGGGGGG list to get to see the holistic vet in my area. My present vet is my DIL. I spent a fortune on things I do not belive in and was so unhappy. Seems one cat was pos. for heartworm, antibody pos. She is OK had a chest X ray, blood work etc. A lot of money and she was OK all along. I am in New england and heartwrom is not a huge consideration for indoor cats here but nevertheless she was pos. but never symptomatic. As a routine exam on 5 years old cats, she did a urinalysis, that is putting a needle into the bladder to get it. Give me a break.
one kitty had her teeth cleaned, she ate last at 5 PM, the next day i was to have her at the vets at 8:30. They gave her anesthesia at 1 PM, way too long, i could have fed her at 5 AM. She was so happy to get home. I know there is a good regular vet in our area but i am so holistic about myself so why not the cats.

Does the state really know if your indoor cat has a yearly rabies shot?????????? I do think I need to do some Tx. for heartworm, at least during the warm weather as Sammy was actually bitten. Leila

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Mon, 06-21-2010 - 9:15am

While my vet isn't holistic, she does have a pretty open view of things and will discuss EVERYTHING with me before moving forward.

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Mon, 06-21-2010 - 4:18pm

I don't have a holistic vet withing 150 miles of me, but wish I did.


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Mon, 06-21-2010 - 5:43pm

Hi Jeanne,

Interesting. My vt is big time trying to make a go of the office and keep the bucks coming in.

Interesting about the rabies.

Leila

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 06-21-2010 - 5:46pm

Hi, many vets use both kinds of medicine. I can't have 2, one for each. I think the local uses traditional also, i might have to write her a note. I felt so bad mnolly had to starve for so long.. I am not going back there.

Leila

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Registered: 08-10-2003
Tue, 06-22-2010 - 5:04pm

Hi Leslie,


I noticed you live in Oregon.

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Registered: 10-26-2000
Tue, 06-22-2010 - 10:48pm

Hi Les,


You shouldn't need two vets if using a holistic vet as a holistic vet is a traditionally trained vet first.

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Registered: 10-26-2000
Tue, 06-22-2010 - 11:03pm

Oh you're quite welcome.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 06-23-2010 - 8:38am

Thank you. My DIL, the vet said, " your cats wiill get special attention." yeah, sure. Insane. There is such a huge wait for the holistic vet, but the cats are healthy. I think doing a urine test in a healthy 5 year old cat, by putting a needle in the bladder is also insane. i'm just not going back there!!!

Leila

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