Acupuncture for dogs and cats.
Acupuncture for Dogs & Cats in Oregon, WI
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in human medicine as a drug-free means for treating certain conditions, as well as for pain and stress relief. Turns out acupuncture benefits our pets in the same ways. Acupuncture for dogs and cats offers a complement to their traditional treatments, further helping to relieve discomfort and facilitate healing.
Dr. Olson is our certified veterinary acupuncturist, and she provides cat and dog acupuncture services from our Oregon, WI, location.
How Does Veterinary Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture delivers a number of therapeutic and medical benefits to our patients. The main goal of treatment is to encourage the body to heal itself. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into certain acupoints along “meridians” or lines of energy throughout the body. Scientifically, these meridians and acupoints correspond to nerves, nerve clusters, blood vessels, and muscle groups. The needles stimulate some physiological reactions, including:
- Release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain killers
- Increased blood flow, which reduces inflammation
- Relaxing the muscles
- Improving oxygenation and facilitating the removal of wastes and toxins
Are There Any Side Effects from Acupuncture?
Since acupuncture is drug-free, there are no long-term side effects with treatment. Additionally, it can be used alongside traditional medications as well as supplements with no risk of adverse reactions. After an acupuncture treatment, your pet may be a bit sleepy and even a little sore or stiff in the treatment area, but these symptoms are completely normal and will fade within 24-48 hours.
Conditions We Treat with Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats
Acupuncture for dogs and cats can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Back or neck pain
- Joint injuries
- Post-operative recovery
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Urogenital problems
- Kidney or liver disease
- And so much more