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Acupuncture for Pets? It’s True!

Acupuncture for petsYou might be surprised to learn the ancient Chinese healing practice of acupuncture is not just for humans.

Our pet friends can benefit too. Scientific studies have shown that acupuncture used with dogs or cats can be highly effective in reducing pain and inflammation that may accompany chronic conditions.

Pinning Down the Problem

Acupuncture treatment can be used alone or in combination with other medical techniques, like rehabilitation or other holistic therapies. Veterinarians who perform acupuncture on animals have advanced education in the field and often gain certification.

Conditions Treated with Acupuncture

Acupuncture practitioners use this special technique to help treat pets suffering from:

  • Spinal/disc disease
  • Two veterinary acupuncture practitioners sit on the floor with a brown dogRespiratory disorders
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Joint pain/joint disorders
  • Stomach problems
  • Pain relief for renal failure and cancer

Acupuncture may also be used with rehabilitation treatments.

Please note: Not all services are available in all BluePearl hospitals. Contact your local BluePearl for services available at that location.