July 05, 2012
I've been thinking about alternative treatments a lot lately just to cover a few back issues I've had on and off my whole life so I thought it was time to put a spotlight on those alternative or complementary treatments that are covered by your Embrace Pet Insurance policy for your cats and dogs.
What are alternative therapies and do they work? We will cover that and more in our posts this month but let's kick things off with a definition of Alternative and Complementary Therapies from the Embrace terms and conditions
Alternative and Complementary Therapies include but are not limited to acupuncture, chiropractic treatment, hydrotherapy, and physiotherapy performed by or under supervision of a Veterinarian. Veterinarians providing Alternative and Complementary Therapies must be a registered member of one of the following associations:
a. American Veterinary Chiropractic Association;
b. Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy;
c. American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture;
d. American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians, or
e. American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.
Treatment means any examination, consultation, hospitalization, anesthesia, surgery, X-rays, MRI or CT scans, alternative or complementary therapies, laboratory tests, nursing or other care provided and administered by a Veterinary Provider.
So we cover treatments including alternative and complementary therapies for covered conditions as
long as your dog or cat is under the care of a veterinarian. That’s to prevent your local acupuncturist deciding to expand his/her skills to your dog or cat without the appropriate training.
Have you had success with alternative or complementary treatments for your cat or dog? What do you think of cats and dogs getting acupuncture or chiropractic treatments?
July is Alternative Treatment Month at Embrace Pet Insurance
Guest Post: Acupuncture for Pets - a safe modality for pain management
Claim example: Wally regains his mobility through acupuncture and hydrotherapy
Claim Example: chiropractic treatment for Tygon the greyhound