Shallowford Animal Hospital is a leading practice in the art of acupuncture therapy for animals. Acupuncture is a treatment that involves the insertion of thin needles through the skin to allow for stimulation of strategic points in the body. It is commonly used for overall wellness, but can be used to relieve pain. This type of therapy is often used in conjunction with traditional veterinary medicine. Some problems that may be addressed with acupuncture are:
- Muscular-skeletal issues such as arthritis and nerve damage
- Respiratory issues including feline asthma
- Skin dermatitis and lick granulomas
- Selective reproductive problems
Acupuncture is virtually painless and can be effective immediately. It is not uncommon for your pet to noticeably relax once the needles are in place and in fact may fall asleep soon after the needle insertion. If your pet is suffering from any of the above symptoms and you feel they may benefit from acupuncture therapy please call Shallowford Animal Hospital for a consultation.