Did you know that pets can benefit from acupuncture just as humans do? If your pet is suffering from digestive issues, allergies, arthritis, hip dysplasia, or different types of neurological disorders, your pet may be a candidate for acupuncture treatments by an acupuncture trained veterinarian. Dr. Abella is among very few acupuncture trained veterinarians in the San Diego area and we take great pride in providing this treatment modality here at Aloha Animal Hospital.

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Benefits of Pet Acupuncture

Acupuncture can benefit your pet in the following ways:

  • Acupuncture stimulates the release of the body’s anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving substances.
  • Muscle relaxation at the site where the needle is inserted. More locations in the body can also feel the same effects since it creates both a generalized and local pain relief effect.
  • Acupuncture improves circulation and improves the body’s ability to remove toxins and wastes.

Any supplements or medications your pet is taking with not interact with acupuncture treatment, making it a safe procedure to use when treating many illnesses.

Pet Acupuncture Sessions

The main purpose of acupuncture is to enable to body to heal on its own. Energy imbalances within the body are corrected during the treatment. Acupuncture treatments involve the insertion of thin needles in key junctions of the body. Need insertion is not the only type of acupuncture treatment. Others include:

  • Moxibustion
  • Aquapuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Electrostimulation
  • Laser

Conditions Treated  

Acupuncture for pets is used to treat many conditions, but mainly those that consist of pain and inflammation such as:

  • Trauma
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Metabolic disease

Cats and dogs will begin acupuncture by having frequent treatments that will eventually taper off into less frequent sessions. The majority of pets will benefit from having just one to three sessions each week when they first begin. Consistent treatment is highly recommended since the effects are cumulative.

Contact Our Animal Hospital for Pet Acupuncture

Give us a call if you believe your dog or cat can benefit from acupuncture treatment here at Aloha Animal Hospital. When you first visit our animal hospital, our veterinarian will evaluate your pet’s condition to determine how your pet will benefit from acupuncture. Call Aloha Animal Hospital today at (760) 724-8313 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian serving Vista, Oceanside, San Marcos, Fallbrook, Bonsall, Carlsbad, Escondido, and surrounding areas.