Could your four-legged family member benefit from natural pain relief?
Acupuncture is an excellent tool for helping companion animals enjoy more comfortable lives. And because it’s all natural, there’s no risk of harmful side effects that pharmaceuticals can cause. This makes it particularly favorable for elderly pets or those who are unable to tolerate medication.
Whole Pet Wellness Veterinary Services is pleased to include veterinary acupuncture as one of our integrative therapy services.
What is veterinary acupuncture?
Acupuncture operates under the theory that when the body’s natural energy source becomes disrupted, illness and pain can occur. To address this without the use of medication, special acupuncture needles are inserted into specific points along the body. This causes a cellular response in the targeted area, and restores the body’s energy, thereby promoting healing and reducing pain.
What conditions can be treated through acupuncture?
Acupuncture can be used to address a wide variety of health problems. It can also be used to boost the immune system and promote ongoing wellness. Some of the conditions commonly treated with acupuncture include:
- Back Pain
- Joint Problems
- Sprains and Strains
- Hip Dysplasia
- Respiratory Problems
- Digestive Issues
- Neurological Conditions
- Senior Pet Health
How many treatments will my pet need?
While the results of acupuncture can sometimes be seen after just a couple of sessions, every pet is different. The specific condition, its severity and several other factors will help the doctor determine how many treatments are needed. Once your pet has been evaluated, we’ll provide you with an individualized treatment recommendation that’s specific to your pet.
If your pet is struggling with pain or mobility issues or could just benefit from a little more balance, veterinary acupuncture may be the ideal solution. Contact Whole Pet Wellness Veterinary Services today to learn more or schedule an in-home consultation.