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Pet Acupuncture with Your Windsor Veterinarian
You’ve heard of and maybe even received acupuncture, a natural pain treatment option for people. Some veterinarians even offer this treatment for pets. Of course, you may have a lot of questions before you bring your pet to the vet for such a treatment.
Here’s everything you need to know about acupuncture for pets.
What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the practice of adding long, thin needles into pain points throughout the body. These needles trigger healing by reaching the blood vessels and nerve bundles. Hormones move through the body and blood circulation is better.
This holistic practice, when administered by a professional, is totally safe for pets. It doesn’t hurt, so don’t worry. In fact, this treatment often causes a soothing, calming reaction in pets, making some fall asleep.
Is Acupuncture Good for Pets?
Yes, acupuncture can be good for pets in many ways, including:
- Acupuncture is anti-inflammatory and can treat issues in the immune system, leading to fewer instances of allergies and asthma in pets.
- By triggering digestive secretions and blood flow, pets may digest food better and have less diarrhea and nausea.
- With less urge to itch and less pain in pets, the better blood circulation from acupuncture can also lessen instances of skin hot spots, granulomas, and even allergic dermatitis.
- When combined with physical therapy, pets may have faster treatment times from nerve injuries, hip dysplasia, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal issues.
- Pets with long-term pain from aging, injury, or a medical condition will especially appreciate acupuncture. When a part of pain management, pets may have less pain and a better overall quality of life.
As you can see then, acupuncture is a treatment worth considering for your pet for a multitude of reasons.
About Garden Valley Veterinary Hospital, Your Veterinarian in Windsor
If you’re interested in acupuncture and other pain relief treatments for your pet, bring them to Garden Valley Veterinary Hospital. As your veterinarian in Windsor, we care for both cats and dogs. Our services are pet dental care, boarding, grooming, and more.
We have two lead veterinarians, Dr. Roni Kloer and Dr. Kathryn Touran. Dr. Kloer studied at Colorado State University, where she got her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She’s an expert in internal medicine, animal surgery, critical care, oncology, and animal cardiology. Today, she owns Garden Valley Veterinary Hospital.
Dr. Touran studied at Colorado State University-College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences and Seattle, Washington’s University of Washington, where she obtained her zoology degree. She administers pet dentistry, soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and pain therapy.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Windsor Veterinarian
Call today. Our phone number is 970-674-5105 and our address is Garden Valley Veterinary Hospital on 32450 State Highway 257, Suite A.