Pop­u­lar – but con­tro­ver­sial

Scottish Daily Mail - - News -

A GROW­ING num­ber of dog and cat own­ers are turn­ing to acupunc­ture, homeopa­thy, reiki and other al­ter­na­tive ther­a­pies for their pets.

Many vets of­fer acupunc­ture although, as in hu­mans, there is con­tro­versy over whether it works. It is said to re­lieve pain by stim­u­lat­ing blood cir­cu­la­tion. But many sci­en­tists are scep­ti­cal and say any ben­e­fits are prob­a­bly due to a placebo ef­fect be­ing trans­ferred to the wor­ried pet owner.

How­ever, Sue Thomas says of Al­fie: ‘His qual­ity of life is so much bet­ter now, I’d highly rec­om­mend acupunc­ture.’

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