What is Acupuncture for Pets? Medical Acupuncture is a modern, science-based approach to addressing musculoskeletal pain and injury as well as neurologic dysfunction.
Most pets are very comfortable during an acupuncture session. This is based on efforts to create a fear free environment that encourages your pet to participate in the session rather than being restrained. We achieve this by providing positive reinforcements such as massage and treats as well as a calming environment. Also, needle size, which is significantly smaller than what is used for blood draw, is carefully selected with a patient’s size, comfort, and treatment goal in mind.
While dry needling (the insertion of acupuncture needles into skin and musculature) is a great treatment option alone, best results may be achieved by pairing other treatments with it: