Pet Acupunture

Learn more about our pet acupuncture services below.
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Pet Acupuncture

PAW is proud to offer acupuncture. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through the skin at strategic points along pathways called meridians. It is most commonly used to treat pain but is used for other ailments such as metabolic disorders, skin disease, and mental wellbeing. Acupuncture also affects myofascial tissue, a thin saran-like wrapping that surrounds all muscles, muscle fibers, and nerves.

Pet Acupuncture

In today’s veterinary medicine, acupuncture is best used to treat pain, inflammation, and chronic conditions. While acupuncture was once used as a primary treatment for acute conditions such as infections and trauma, we now combine it with modern medicine to treat pain, inflammation and chronic conditions including:

The benefits of veterinary acupuncture
Acupuncture can be used in conjunction with other therapies to treat a variety of medical conditions, including:

  • Nausea, decreased appetite, and other gastrointestinal problems caused by metabolic diseases and cancers
  • Pain and inflammation due to degenerative joint disease, traumatic injuries, or intervertebral disc disease
  • Skin conditions
  • Respiratory problems associated with feline asthma

Pets who undergo acupuncture may experience:

  • Decreased inflammation
  • Improved circulation
  • Pain relief due to a release of hormones
  • Relief of muscle spasms
  • Nerve stimulation

Following veterinary school, Veterinary acupuncturists are certified through one of three schools in the USA. These are programs which require additional study, case reporting, handson internships/training, and an intense certification examination.