Complementary medicine for veterinary technicians and nurses by Nancy Scanlan

By Nancy Scanlan

''Complementary drugs for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses'' is the 1st source on holistic veterinary care written particularly for the veterinary technician. prepared via remedy modality, the booklet deals useful info designed to aid readers increase an figuring out of every modality, support with techniques linked to holistic medication, and knowledgeably speak about cures with consumers. Outlining the respective roles of technicians and veterinarians all through, this ebook is a welcome reference for readers trying to extend their wisdom of complementary veterinary drugs and introduce extra therapies of their perform

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It is probably used by more clients than a practitioner is aware of, and if a practitioner doesn’t bring up the subject, he or she won’t know. Knowledge of at least the basics of holistic medicine can help with client communication, with the effectiveness of conventional treatment, and to avoid interaction with any drugs that a pet may be given. An open mind might lead a practitioner to new ways of helping patients. SUMMARY What can a technician do? 1. Familiarize yourself with the types of holistic medicine your veterinarian practices.

Holistic practitioners worry about the problem. Conventional practitioners are greatly concerned about the smaller amount of research done for holistic methods. Conventional practitioners are concerned about quality control and quality control and contamination of holistic contamination of pet foods. remedies. Another aspect that troubles holistic practitioners is the number of side effects or adverse effects of conventional medicine. 2 million hospitalized patients experienced an adverse drug reaction.

Hospice care helps an animal stay comfortable and pain-free during this transition. The intent is to relieve pain and suffering without extensive treatment to prolong the life of a dying animal. Part of hospice care is to support the owners and help them through the grieving process. Pets may grieve also, and there is information that can help them, too. Human–animal bond (Chapter 5) Many pet owners have a strong bond with their pets that the human medical world may not recognize. Therapy dogs and service dogs have been ambassadors for this idea, and there are ways the technician can become involved with these animals and help support their use.

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