According to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, more than 63 percent of U.S. households have pets; this includes some 73 million dogs and 90 million cats. Americans spend a fortune on their pets, almost $40 billion in 2006 alone, of which more than $9 billion was for veterinary care.
And just how much of that veterinary care was really necessary?
In recent years, natural health care has gained popularity for many reasons, the high cost of medical care and the question of the necessity and effectiveness of many of the treatments and medications being just a couple. So why aren’t more people looking into this venture for their beloved pets? Perhaps because it is so highly discouraged by veterinarians?