Alternative Therapies

by Pawlicy Advisor
Veterinary Terms
Alternative Therapies

What are Alternative Therapies?

Alternative therapies are defined as non-traditional veterinary practices and can be overlooked when shopping for pet insurance. Alternative therapies are included within some pet insurance plans and may consist of practices like acupuncture, hydrotherapy, chiropractic care, physical therapy, homeopathy, and naturopathy.

How Alternative Therapies Work

Many people don’t realize the extent of what pet insurance plans cover, including alternative therapies. Often, alternative therapies are used to continue helping your pet’s body to recover from an injury.

For example, your accident-illness pet insurance plan may cover the emergency costs when a pet falls and breaks a bone. However, a plan that specifically includes coverage for alternative therapies can help with the cost of taking your pet to physical therapy to help your pet fully recover and rebuild strength after an illness or injury.

Key Takeaways

  • Alternative therapies include practices like acupuncture, chiropractic care, or physical therapy to help your pet continue healing from an injury or illness.
  • Some pet insurance plans will not cover alternative therapies, so it’s crucial that you take a close look to determine which plans do if alternative therapies are something you’d like your pet to be covered for.

Related Terms

Bilateral Condition
A bilateral condition is a disease or condition that affects both sides of the body.
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Chiropractic care is the practice of handling a pet’s spine to treat disease or ease discomfort.
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Clinical Signs
Clinical signs are detectable signs and symptoms of medical conditions, illnesses, and injuries.
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