Alternative practitioners emphasize dietary intervention in the healing process. Many health problems in animals, as in humans, can be traced to poor nutrition. Deficiencies can be caused by stress, environmental contaminants, medications, or other factors even when the quality of food and water given is adequate.
Can easily be included and used as an adjunct to other therapies. Positive changes in nutritional intake can raise all other parts of the health equation.
Various practices require different levels of education and training.