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

Hi, I’m JR

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.