Acupuncture for Pets

Acupuncture refers to the therapeutic insertion of needles into specific areas of the body. The Chinese have practiced this form of healing for well over 3,000 years. Today, millions of people benefit from it. Acupuncture can even be useful for your furry friend. Known as veterinary acupuncture for dogs and cats, it is one of the latest advancements in the care of pets.

The Usefulness of Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats

Pets suffer from various conditions due to imbalances in their bodies. The causes of these imbalances include infections, stress, and the aging process. The treatment for these conditions varies. A few of them require surgery, while others need a continuous dose of pharmaceutical medicine.
Interestingly, some of these conditions may improve when your pet receives acupuncture. This improvement results from the fact that acupuncture activates specific physiological processes in your pet. For example, it stimulates your pet’s nerves, increases blood flow, and relieves any muscle spasms that your pet may be experiencing.

Acupuncture for Pets in Lynnwood

Specific Ailments That Improve After Acupuncture Treatment

Veterinarians have discovered that acupuncture helps cats and dogs when they suffer from musculoskeletal problems including arthritis. It also helps to relieve skin, respiratory, or gastrointestinal
issues. Moreover, acupuncture is useful as a pain-relieving technique in addition to treating mildly damaged tendons and muscles. Also, acupuncture is an excellent treatment for cats and dogs when it
comes to ocular and urinary tract disorders.

Is Acupuncture Safe for Dogs and Cats?

Many pet owners develop a sense of fear when they think about the insertion of needs into some areas of their pet’s body. This reaction is perfectly understandable, but it doesn’t reflect the reality of this
practice. Acupuncture is one of the safest treatment practices in the world. In fact, it is older and more reliable than many of today’s standard medical procedures. Your pet will not feel any pain at all. On the contrary, acupuncture will make your pet feel relaxed and sleepy. However, slight tingles are likely.

Your pet’s size and temperance determine the length and frequency of acupuncture treatments. The stimulation of a single acupuncture point takes ten seconds. However, it may take thirty minutes in
some cases. Therefore, do not feel surprised if the feeling of relaxation in your pet does not kick off immediately when the acupuncture session starts. If you have questions about Acupuncture or any of the treatments we offer, contact us.