Veterinary acupuncture is a relatively new option of treatment for many pets suffering from a variety of medical conditions. Primarily, it helps reduce the effects of chronic illness and is used to manage pain caused by osteoarthritis. Acupuncture helps your pet by stimulating the release of the body’s own pain relieving and anti-inflammatory substances. It also relaxes muscles, which helps to relieve pain. In addition, veterinary acupuncture improves blood flow, oxygenation, and aids in the removal of metabolic wastes and toxins. One of the best features of acupuncture is the lack of potentially harmful side effects that pets can sometimes experience with medications. Acupuncture can be used in conjunction with traditional medical treatments, such as medications, and will not interact adversely with them.
If you feel your pet might benefit from acupuncture, or if you have questions about acupuncture, call us and ask. You can always set up a consultation for your pet to discuss treatment options including acupuncture.