Restoring Health and Happiness with Pet Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has helped to heal humans for thousands of years. More recently, acupuncture has also become a useful treatment for pets, helping them with pain relief, healing, and general functioning. We’re excited to have a veterinarian on our team who is experienced in small animal acupuncture treatment. Pet acupuncture is non-invasive and virtually painless, and we look forward to including it in more patients’ health and pain management plans.
How It Works
Acupuncture involves placing very thin needles at specific energy channels of the body, which tend to be where blood vessels, nerve clusters, and muscles come together. The goal of this therapy is simple: to prompt the body into producing hormones for pain relief and healing.
What Conditions Can Benefit Most from This Treatment?
Acupuncture can be used for a variety of conditions, including:
- Hip dysplasia
- Nerve injuries
- Neurologic disorders
- Granulomas and hot spots
- Post-injury or post-op rehabilitation
- Diarrhea and nausea
- ...and more
Are There Any Side Effects?
Aside from possible mild soreness, your pet should not experience any side effects from their acupuncture treatment. Sometimes, pets may get a little sleepy during their procedure, but they should not feel any pain or discomfort. If your pet has trouble sitting still, however, acupuncture may not be the best option for them.
Give us a call if you’re interested in learning more about acupuncture and how it can help your pet!