Bone and joint pain can affect your pets just like it affects people! Stiffness, trouble going up and down stairs, difficulty getting up and lying down, and pain when walking are signs of joint or bone pain in your pet. Fortunately, veterinary acupuncture can help restore your pet’s quality of life by relieving pain caused by arthritis, injury, genetic malformations, and other sources of bone/joint stress.
Schedule a consult with Dr. Ramsey who has over 30 years of experience in acupuncture, to see if your cat or dog could benefit from veterinary acupuncture!
WHAT IS VETERINARY ACUPUNCTURE?
Veterinary acupuncture is a type of therapy that helps decrease pain and improve bone and joint health by increasing the activity of a dog or cat’s nervous system and circulatory system. Here at Perrin-410, we use traditional needle acupuncture as well as electro-stimulation to effectively treat pain resulting from arthritis, back injuries, joint overuse, old age, and other causes of chronic pain. Acupuncture is perfectly safe and uses only mild stimulation to help the body reactivate its own healing abilities. Acupuncture is not painful and most pets sit calmly through the typically 30-minute procedure. Some cats or nervous dogs may need to be sedated for veterinary acupuncture, not because of discomfort, but to keep them still enough to correctly target the acupuncture points.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM VETERINARY ACUPUNCTURE?
Extensive research and widespread use of veterinary acupuncture has confirmed its effectiveness in treating multiple types of chronic pain. While every pet responds differently to acupuncture, most dogs and cats show great improvement in mobility and a clear decrease in pain, sometimes even after only a few treatments. Acupuncture has also been effectively used to revitalize damaged nerves such as in severe spinal or limb injuries and to help restore function to paralyzed limbs. This is not to say that veterinary acupuncture is a miracle cure for all nerve injuries, but based on your veterinarian’s examination of your pet, your dog or cat may be a good candidate to benefit from acupuncture therapy.