How Pet Acupuncture Works
Your pet will be examined and diagnosed before an acupuncture session can begin. The vet inserts sterile needles into specific trigger points on the pet’s body. This is painless, although it can cause a slight tingling sensation.
The acupuncture needles cause a targeted biochemical reaction under the skin that can facilitate healing. There are no side effects from dog and cat acupuncture. Many animals find the treatment soothing, and it’s not uncommon for a pet to take a short nap during an acupuncture session.
Benefits of Pet Acupuncture
While acupuncture can be used as a standalone treatment, it often works best as a companion treatment with other services. For example, pets undergoing cancer treatments frequently experience a lot of anxiety. An acupuncture session can help the pet to relax, which facilitates healing and works toward a better outcome.
One of the main benefits of dog and cat acupuncture is that it increases blood circulation. This can help your pet recover faster from surgery or an injury or illness. Pets that are calm and relaxed heal faster and are less likely to re-injure themselves while they’re on the road to recovery.
If you want to rely on a more natural treatment method that does not involve the use of medications, pet acupuncture can be a possibility.
Uses for Dog & Cat Acupuncture
Pet acupuncture is part of a process that works slowly over time. It may take several vet visits and acupuncture sessions to finally reach the desired outcome. Here are just a few of the main reasons why we recommend dog and cat acupuncture sessions to our clients:
- Pet obesity
- Pain management
- Recovery after illness, injury or surgery
- Skin and coat problems
- Anxiety problems
- Urinary tract issues
- Weakened immune system
- Gastrointestinal problems
Schedule a Dog or Cat Acupuncture Session
Dog and cat acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for many different ailments, as you can see. We recommend acupuncture sessions for pets during regular check-ups if we believe your pet will benefit from it. If you want to know more about pet acupuncture or would like to schedule an appointment, contact our office at 317-842-5865.