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I use a holistic vet for all of my dogs. I feed raw and it really is so nice to be able to discuss feeding openly and to have it factor into diagnosis and remedies.
My holistic vet is no more expensive than my regular vet (who lives 5 minutes away and I use in emergencies such as cuts). In fact, I think she saves me a bit of money because she is not so quick to diagnose with expensive tests. We spend much more time talking and trying to solve mysteries. Of course she will conduct a test if necessary. Also, the remedies, I find have much less side effects, especially those of a harmful nature.
I am very very please that I have found her and wish she lived much closer (45 minutes is far to me). I don't have to argue about the vaccination schedule I have chosen (few and far between and none after approx 7 years) and she happens to share my view point of spaying and neutering so that is also nice.
She almost always chooses a conservative natural approach that might be a bit more effort for me but it solves the problem without causing side effects that might require treatment themselves. Plus, because she spends so much time with us, the dogs are much more relaxed and don't see the vet room as the room where bad things happen. There is just so much positive interaction.