Acupuncture

Could your pet benefit from natural pain relief?

At Fullwood Animal Hospital, we strive to offer you as many options as possible to keep your loved one happy and healthy. That’s why we’re so pleased to include veterinary acupuncture as one of our alternative therapy services. 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 favorable for elderly pets or those who cannot tolerate medication.

What is veterinary acupuncture?

The ancient practice of acupuncture operates under the theory that when the body’s natural energy source becomes disrupted, sickness and pain can occur. To address these ailments without the need for medication, acupuncture needles are inserted into specific points along the body. Once inserted, the needles cause 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?

Veterinary acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of health problems in dogs and cats. It can also be used to boost the immune system and promote ongoing wellness. Some of the conditions commonly treated with acupuncture include, but are not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Joint Problems
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Digestive Issues
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Senior Pet Health

How are acupuncture treatments administered?

Fullwood Animal Hospital is pleased to have a longstanding partnership with Shay Shay Veterinary Mobile. Dr. Dixon specializes in acupuncture and herbal therapy with a passion for helping aging animals enjoy a more comfortable existence. Our team will work with Dr. Dixon to develop an appropriate treatment strategy that is tailored to your companion.

How many treatments will my pet need?

The results of veterinary acupuncture can sometimes be seen after only a few sessions. Every pet is different, however. The specific condition, its severity and a number of other unique factors will help us determine how many acupuncture treatments will be needed.

If your loved one suffers from any of the above listed conditions, or you feel he or she could benefit from a stronger immune system and more balance, we encourage you to consider acupuncture. Give us a call today to learn more or to schedule your pet’s initial consultation. You’ll both be glad you did!

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