3 Must-reads on integrative therapy


These 3 articles encompass recent findings surrounding integrative therapies and their benefits for companion animals.

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Integrative medicine has become a polarized conversation within the veterinary field in recent years—carving its path into the industry by adding an alternative source of treatment options. To better familiarize yourself with these emerging therapies, we've selected 3 articles that cover the latest integrative treatment trends and current evidence supporting how each has the ability to improve a pet's quality of life (QOL).

From recent findings on how “magic mushrooms” could be a potential therapy for canines suffering from extreme anxiety or other behavioral conditions to the opposing sides of the CBD debate—there’s something for everyone. Happy reading!

  1. When and why: The CBD debate: Janelle Overholser, CVT, provides an overview of cannabis and the endocannabinoid system, the controversy CBD is facing, and the benefits of CBD in both human and veterinary medicine.
  2. And you thought cannabis was crazy? Get ready for what’s next!: Discover the latest on psilocybin—or “magic mushrooms”—and how they’re emerging as a potential therapy for canines experiencing intense anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, plus other behavioral conditions.
  3. Episode 54: The secrets behind veterinary acupuncture: Christopher Shapley, DVM, shares the nuts and bolts of veterinary acupuncture including how it is a relatively painless experience for pets, why owners are becoming more accustomed to this treatment, and beyond.
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