Acupuncture for your pets
With further specialist training, our vets Kylie and Tracy are able to offer acupuncture for your pet here at the surgery.
Acupuncture is the practise of inserting fine, solid needles into the body for pain relief or, in some cases, to help the body deal with other diseases. It works through the nervous system. The needles block the pain messages and encourage the brain and central nervous system to produce more of the body’s natural painkillers. In conditions that are not painful, acupuncture may help to reset the body’s normal functioning.
Helps to treat conditions such as:
- Muscle pain
- Pain secondary to disc disease
- Changes in bones of the spine
- Functional conditions, constipation and IBS
The usual course is once a week for four to six weeks. After four weeks we will know whether acupuncture is working for your pet and then, depending on the condition and how they have responded, we will work out a plan that usually involves tailing off the treatment so that the effect is maintained for as long as possible. Acupuncture is very safe, in the right hands and must be carried out by a veterinary surgeon.