Alternative Therapies



Just like humans, pets can suffer from degenerative, chronic health conditions. Fortunately veterinarians and specialists are adopting a holistic approach with alternative therapies.


Types of Alternative Therapies

Alternative therapies include treatments such as physiotherapy, acupuncture and massage therapy. Here is a sample list to give you a clearer picture:

  • Chiropractic
  • Acupuncture
  • Homeopathic
  • Holistic
  • Massage Therapy
  • Laser Treatment
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Rehabilitation


Health Issues

The most common type of health issues treated by alternative therapies are chronic conditions. Here is a sample list of chronic conditions that may affect your pet.

  • Arthritis
  • Orthopedic Issues
  • Cancer
  • Allergies
  • Epilepsy

Learn More: Dog Health Conditions


Coverage Options

Most pet insurance companies cover alternative therapies in their standard policies. Other companies require you to add alternative therapies to their standard plan. Here is a list of the top six ranked pet insurance companies and their policies related to alternative therapy treatments.

You can also consider getting a wellness and routine care plan because most of them will cover alternative therapies and other routine health care treatments. Some pet insurance pet insurance companies do not cover alternative therapies so it’s important to check before buying a policy.


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