Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats

Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats

What is Veterinary Acupuncture?

Acupuncture may be defined as the insertion of needles into specific points on the body to produce a healing response. Each acupuncture point has specific actions when stimulated. This technique has been used in veterinary practice in China for thousands of years to treat many ailments. The Chinese also use acupuncture as preventative medicine. Acupuncture is used all around the world, either along or in conjunction with Western medicine, to treat a wide variety of conditions in every species of animal. Clinical research has been conducted showing positive results in the treatment of both animals and humans, and the use of acupuncture is increasing. Acupuncture will not cure every condition, but it can work very well when it is indicated.

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Would you get acupuncture for your dogs or cats?

  • Very good therapeutic effect on a variety of animal diseases
  • Very useful in clinical practice as a diagnostic aid
  • Stimulates the release of the body’s own pain relieving and anti-inflammatory substances
  • Relaxation of muscles which is beneficial to pets that are older or suffering

Here's an article from Californian Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Dr. Patrick Mahaney 

Getting to the Point with Needles and Other Veterinary Acupuncture Treatments
By Patrick Mahaney, VMD