October 13, 2012 6:12 PM Subscribe
Does any science support alternative medical treatments for dogs?
posted by LonnieK to pets & animals (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Trying to evaluate a vet’s marketing claims, specifically for the acupuncture & muscle-directed laser she's using to treat Doggy's several ills.
Maybe my doubts track back to the moment when the doc, her assistant, Doggy, and I all donned dark glasses during a laser session. It was routine for them, surreal for me, and Doggy's not talking. (Sorry, green, no photo available.)
Again, I’m looking more for science than anecdote: Is there any reputable data out there that suggests acupuncture or laser actually improves outcomes or QOL for dogs with specific conditions?