Acupuncture for your Pet’s Wellbeing

What is Veterinary Acupuncture?

Veterinary acupuncture is a complementary treatment for animals that uses thin and virtually painless needles inserted into specific points on the body. Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) theory suggests these points lie along meridians, which channel energy throughout the body. By stimulating these points, acupuncture can promote healing, alleviate pain, and improve your pet’s overall well-being.


Conditions Acupuncture May Help With:

  • Musculoskeletal problems: Arthritis, back pain, hip dysplasia
  • Neurologic problems: Intervertebral disc disease, seizures
  • Gastrointestinal problems: Vomiting, diarrhea
  • Skin problems: Allergies, itching
  • Anxiety


Benefits of Acupuncture for Pets:

  • Pain relief
  • Improved mobility
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Enhanced healing
  • Increased relaxation


What to Expect During a Veterinary Acupuncture Session:

The first session will involve a thorough examination of your pet by a licensed veterinarian trained in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture.  This will include a review of your pet’s medical history and a physical exam.  Once the veterinarian creates a treatment plan, they will gently insert thin, sterile and virtually painless needles at specific acupuncture points on your pet’s body.  Most pets tolerate acupuncture well, and many experience a sense of relaxation during treatment.


Is Acupuncture Right for My Pet?

Veterinary acupuncture can be a safe and effective complement to traditional veterinary medicine for a variety of conditions.  Some pets might have a runny nose and teary eyes, as well as slightly runny stool. It is common for pets to sleep after the visit. Consult with your veterinarian to discuss if acupuncture may be right for your pet’s individual needs.

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