Could your animal friend benefit from natural pain relief?
Acupuncture is an excellent tool for helping companion animals enjoy more comfortable lives. Best of all, it’s all natural so there’s no risk of harmful side effects that pharmaceuticals can cause. This makes it particularly beneficial for elderly pets or those who cannot tolerate medication.
Arapahoe Animal Hospital is pleased to offer veterinary acupuncture as one of our alternative therapy services.
What is veterinary acupuncture?
Acupuncture operates under the belief that when the body’s natural energy source becomes disrupted, sickness and pain can result. To address this without medication, acupuncture needles are inserted into specific points along the body, triggering a cellular response in the targeted area. This restores the body’s energy, thereby promoting healing and reducing pain.
What conditions can be treated through acupuncture?
Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of health problems. It can also be used to boost the immune system and support 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?
The results of acupuncture can sometimes be evident after only a few sessions. Every pet is different, however. The doctor will assess the specific condition, its severity and a number of other factors to determine how many treatments are needed. Once your pet has been evaluated, we’ll provide you with an individualized treatment recommendation.
If your pet is struggling with pain or mobility issues or could just use a little more balance, acupuncture could be the ideal solution. Contact Arapahoe Animal Hospital today to learn more or schedule a consultation.