Complementary treatments are non-invasive treatments that help manage conditions through movement, water, lasers, and more.
Therapeutic laser treatment
Veterinary chiropractic care focuses on aligning your pet’s nervous system. A pet chiropractor uses low-force manual manipulation to carefully align muscles and bones to promote body harmony from the inside out. Dog and cat chiropractors can treat many conditions including:
Acupuncture for dogs and cats is practiced by a specially-trained veterinarian who places blunt-tipped needles into particular points of the pet’s body. The needles release chemicals that promote healing and pain relief. Veterinary acupuncture can be used to treat:
Symptoms of cancer treatment
Musculoskeletal conditions (such as arthritis & IVDD)
Respiratory issues (such as asthma)
Gastrointestinal problems (including irritable bowel disorder)
Minor sports injuries
Pet laser therapy, sometimes called cold laser therapy, works by using red and near-infrared light to force damaged cells to regenerate. The healing effects of laser treatment for pets can last up to several months. Laser therapy for dogs and cats can be used to treat:
Hydrotherapy is used mostly for dogs, and is commonly referred to as canine water therapy. Water resistance using an underwater treadmill is a great way to increase range of motion and muscle strength without the impact of hard ground. Dog swimming rehabilitation is used to treat:
IVDD & paralysis
Hip & elbow dysplasia
Pet physiotherapy, also called physical therapy, is any form of pet rehabilitation that includes physical treatments such as heat treatment and exercise instead of drugs or surgery (physiotherapy coverage excludes massage). Pet rehabilitation helps with conditions including:
Muscle strains, spasms, & atrophy
Muscle, ligament, & tendon injuries
Hip & elbow dysplasia
Many pet insurance companies require you to pay extra for complementary treatment coverage for pets. Embrace Pet Insurance includes coverage for complementary treatments on every policy at no additional cost.
Check out our pet insurance comparison for details.
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Whether you choose complementary treatments because of personal preference or because you’re trying to exhaust all of your pet’s options before surgery, know that Embrace has you covered. See how these pets have benefited from Embrace’s complementary treatment coverage*.
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Embrace Paid: $2,839.45
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Embrace Paid: $697.50