Pet Acupuncture Helps Naturally Manage Pain – Could Your Pet Benefit?
If your pet is suffering from chronic pain caused by arthritis, hip dysplasia or degenerative joint disease, then pet acupuncture may be able to help. Thanks to pet acupuncture treatments, many pets are now able to enjoy a more active lifestyle, without being hampered by chronic pain and immobility.
For example, our veterinarian frequently treats senior pets that have lost mobility due to natural aging, but are too old to be good candidates for orthopedic surgery. Acupuncture treatments can also help relieve pain in pets following a traumatic accident injury, such as being hit by a car.
Acupuncture Important for Senior Pet Care and Pain Management
If you are new to acupuncture, it’s natural to wonder whether this treatment is right for your pet. Read on for answers from our Belmar vet to your most common questions:
How does pet acupuncture work?
Just like traditional acupuncture treatments, our veterinarian uses long, thin needles to stimulate the central nervous system. This offers important physiological benefits, including increased circulation, lower blood pressure and elevated endorphin levels.
How effective is pet acupuncture?
While scientists are still discovering more about the benefits of acupuncture treatments, our veterinarian has seen first-hand the important role that acupuncture plays in progressive pain management and senior pet care. Every animal responds differently to treatment. Some show immediate improvement while others need a series of treatment sessions. This is why we consider acupuncture to be one component of a comprehensive pet wellness care program.
How does pet acupuncture manage pain?
Stimulating the central nervous system helps to promote internal healing and natural pain relief. Elevated endorphin levels enhance a pet’s sense of well-being. While acupuncture cannot “cure” a pet who suffers from chronic pain, these treatments can relieve pain and improve the pet’s overall quality of life.
Whether your elderly dog is suffering from arthritis or a car hit your young pup, acupuncture is an important addition to a comprehensive pain management and pet wellness care program.
Have acupuncture treatments helped your pet?