Your animal hospital may provide more than just shots and spay/neuter services for your pets, many offer treatments that previously were reserved for humans.Have an ailing cat? Try kitty acupuncture. Doggie hydrotherapy works wonders for canine arthritis. Ultrasound Therapy provides deep heating for painful pet tissues and helps the healing process, and there's chemotherapy for cancer.Pet health and longevity expert Lauriston Crockett says, “Dogs usually do a lot better than humans do. They recover a lot faster.”
Crockett says these treatments are no longer uncommon for our pets - no matter what the expense. Almost 70 per cent of American homes have at least 1 pet and consider them a member of the family.So much so that last year we spent over 72 billion on our “fur babies” Chemotherapy for cancer victims, therapeutic ultrasound helps hurt tissue heal, and pet acupuncture is offered all over the Houston area.
Crockett says it's not cheap. “It’s expensive. But if you have the income you will spend it. They really are a part of your family!”Crockett also says depression is not America's biggest emotional problem - it's loneliness.One of the reasons 68 per cent of you have a pet in your home and you spend more than 72 billion dollars a year on them!