The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    CAM for Cats

    Cat Fancy magazine has an article in the July 2006 issue (not online) that includes common sense guidelines for achieving a holistic approach to cat healthcare.


    • Visit your veterinarian to get a diagnosis
    • Ask for a recommendation to a trusted professional to discuss holistic approaches if your vet is not comfortable with the topic

    Then, when discussing treatments with the holistic therapist get the following information.

    • The goals or endpoints of therapy
    • Cat conditions that respond vs. those that do not
    • Research results that support the recommended treatment in cats
    • Potential for drug or food interactions
    • Duration of treatment
    • Estimated cost (I added this one)

    If not satisfied, get a second opinion.

    When it comes to CAM, that’s good advice for cats ? and people.

    7/15/06 17:19 JR

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