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A Natural Approach To Optimal Health

Holistic care makes the move from alternative to maintream

By Rebecca Sweat

These days, if your parrot is feeling under the weather and you take him to the veterinarian, your bird may very well be prescribed an antibiotic or antifungal medication. But in addition, your veterinarian might also suggest a herbal supplement, a little aloe vera in the bird’s drinking water, an acupuncture session or some other natural or holistic treatment. More and more veterinarians, like exotics veterinarian Robert Ness, DVM, of Illinois, are taking this type of “integrative” approach to pet care — meaning the utilization of conventional medicine and holistic therapies.

**For the full article, pick up the August 2007 issue of BIRD TALK**

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My Mother in law runs a bird rescue and she uses Aloe in the bird water that pluck and it works well!
Amy, Chambersburg, PA
Posted: 4/28/2008 11:05:00 AM
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