You may be familiar with the practice of acupuncture, but did you know it can be a way to treat chronic pain for your animals? The pet acupuncture services we provide at Pharr Road Animal Hospital are a safe, effective and relaxing treatment for animals in pain. It is a great alternative to more invasive forms of surgery and medication which can be prescribed for pain management.
What is Veterinary Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is based in Chinese tradition. People who practice it believe when your body is in pain, it is because there is an internal imbalance. Through precisely inserting small needles into certain areas of body tissue, your body’s energy will be stimulated, and it will gradually be rebalanced.
This type of holistic treatment has been known to improve circulation and oxygen flow while also aiding in the release of toxins and wastes in the body. Regarding pet care, many people have found acupuncture is a painless alternative to treating chronic pain. Though some animals may experience brief tingling or numbness, the overall feeling is of relaxation.
There are also very little risks of side effects when acupuncture is performed by a certified veterinary practitioner.
What Conditions Does Pet Acupuncture Treat?
Acupuncture has been beneficial in treating a range of common dog, cat, or any of your pet's problems. It can target any specific area of your pet’s body which is in pain including the respiratory, endocrine, nervous, and muscular systems. You may also consider acupuncture treatment for your pet if they are experiencing pain stemming from:
- Autoimmune Disease
- Eye Irritation
- Skin Irritation
- Muscular Weakness
- Urinary Disorders
- Chronic coughing
Treat Your Pet’s Chronic Pain with Acupuncture
There is no need for your pet to be kept in chronic pain. Why not help them relax a little? People have long been using acupuncture as a form of alternative medicine for pain management. Offer your pet the same acupuncture treatment to manage and treat their pain.