May 2014 Issue

Ask Elizabeth: May 2014

Lack of Rigorous Testing Hinders Alternative Medicine

Q I have a 3-year-old male domestic shorthaired cat who has been diagnosed with Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome [believed to be an obsessive condition or seizure, involving excessive scratching, vocalization, grooming, running about and skin rippling on the back], and I have been giving him holistic remedies to treat him. I am dismayed by the relative lack of acceptance of alternative medicine by the veterinary medical profession. What are your thoughts on this issue?

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