A gentle, non-invasive, ancient Chinese approach.
Acupuncture is a gentle, non-invasive treatment used to treat sick and injured pets. This particular treatment is especially helpful for animals living with chronic health conditions such as arthritis, neck and/or back pain and some conditions that are not responding to traditional medicine.
The process involves placing thin, sterilized needles into specific parts of the body, known as acupuncture points. Additionally, acupuncture aids in neurological recovery, immune system support, and senior pet care.
How will my pet react to veterinary acupuncture?
Luckily, most pets accept veterinary acupuncture with ease. Of the few that initially dislike needles, many become receptive over time. Because acupuncture needles are so fine, pets rarely experience any discomfort and most lie down to rest during the session.
Treatments are relaxing, balancing, and tailored to each individual patient. The number of sessions your pet will require is based on the issue being addressed as well as their response to treatment. For some pets, three to eight initial treatments will suffice while, for others, a single session every three to four weeks works best. Every session lasts approximately 30 minutes.
If you’d like to learn more about acupuncture or you’d like to schedule a Pain Consultation for your pet, call us at (781) 659-4911.