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Complementary Pet Care Mandan ND

Determining which therapies pose risks or offer benefits is difficult without evidential support. Delegating care to non-veterinarians with questionable or unfamiliar credentials adds risk and exposure for veterinarians already managing a busy practice.

Stockmen's Veterinary Clinic
(701) 433-1990
802 West Main Ave SE
Fargo, ND
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Large Animal Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Southgate Veterinary Hospital
(701) 298-9455
1415 32ND Ave S
Fargo, ND

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Interstate Veterinary Clinic
(701) 663-4337
900 16th
Mandan, ND
 
Peterson Andrew A DVM
(701) 437-3201
13484 Highway 46
Enderlin, ND
 
Oakes Veterinary Service
(701) 742-2486
Highway 1 S
Oakes, ND
 
Airport Animal Hospital
(701) 293-8888
2401 University Dr N
Fargo, ND

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West Fargo Animal Hospital
(701) 282-2898
730 13TH Ave E
West Fargo, ND

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Johnson Veterinary Clinic
(701) 663-7500
2825 County Road 139
Mandan, ND
 
J & L Livestock
(701) 282-5493
851 Arena Rd Ste 204
West Fargo, ND
 
Bismarck Animal Clinic & Hospital
(701) 222-8255
1414 E Calgary Ave
Bismarck, ND
 
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Complementary Alternatives for the Critically Ill

By Narda Robinson, DVM

As in most other areas in veterinary medicine, complementary and alternative medicine is acquiring a greater presence in the care of the critically ill.

Veterinarians in charge of these patients may field requests from clients to administer herbs, homeopathics, flower essences or glandulars to their animals during the hospital stay. Or clients may ask that a non-veterinarian CAM practitioner provide treatments on hospital premises.

Determining which therapies pose risks or offer benefits is difficult without evidential support. Delegating care to non-veterinarians with questionable or unfamiliar credentials adds risk and exposure for veterinarians already managing a busy practice. 1

Targeting Stressors
Research indicates that human critical care patients suffer from a variety of stressors, including fear, pain, anxiety, lack of sleep, loneliness, lack of control, nightmares and, for those on prolonged mechanical ventilation, inability to speak or communicate. 2

Severely ill animals attached to one or more tubes and subjected to incessant talking, lights, beeps and even music would likely find the experience similarly upsetting.

According to one of the leading researchers in the ethics of human critical care, "Alleviating the stresses and symptoms of critically ill patients will enhance the quality of their ICU stay, which itself achieves an important beneficial and ethical outcome, an outcome that should be a priority of every...

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