Do you have a pet that suffers from chronic pain? If so, you may want to consider acupuncture as an effective treatment option. At Ferreira Animal Hospital in Miami, FL, we offer acupuncture, an effective way to treat various conditions in pets, including arthritis, back pain, and neck pain. It can also help improve overall mobility and the quality of life. Talk to our veterinarian to determine if acupuncture is right for your pet.
What is Pet Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves inserting thin needles into the skin at specific points on the body to alleviate pain and promote the body’s natural healing process.
How Does It Work in Pets?
Pet acupuncture is based on the same principles as human acupuncture. However, the specific points used will be different based on the size and species of the animal. Our veterinarian inserts needles into the skin and leaves them for 15-20 minutes. Your pet may feel a slight tingling or pressure, but it will be a painless process overall.
What Conditions Can Pet Acupuncture Treat?
Acupuncture is an effective treatment for a variety of conditions in pets, including:
Pets with arthritis often experience pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility. Acupuncture can help to reduce these symptoms and improve your pet’s overall quality of life. Our vet can also use acupuncture with other treatments, such as medication and physical therapy.
• Back Pain
Acupuncture can effectively treat back pain caused by a variety of conditions, including intervertebral disc disease and degenerative joint disease.
• Musculoskeletal Problems
Acupuncture can help to improve overall mobility and function in pets with musculoskeletal problems. Our veterinarian can also use it to treat specific conditions, such as hip dysplasia and tendinitis.
• Neck Pain
Pets with neck pain often have difficulty moving their head and neck. Acupuncture can help to reduce pain and improve the range of motion.
• Post-Operative Pain
Acupuncture can be used to relieve pain after surgery. It can also help to reduce the need for pain medication.
What Are the Benefits of Pet Acupuncture?
There are many benefits of pet acupuncture, including:
Acupuncture is a non-invasive treatment option that does not require anesthesia.
Acupuncture is a safe treatment option with few side effects. The most common side effect is temporary bruising at the needle site.
Acupuncture has been shown to be an effective way to treat various conditions in pets.
Acupuncture is a natural treatment option that is used with other treatments.
Contact Our Animal Hospital to Book a Pet Acupuncture Appointment
If you are interested in pet acupuncture or any other form of natural pet care, please call us at (786) 275-4629 or visit our Ferreira Animal Hospital in Miami, FL, to book an appointment. Our veterinarian will be happy to discuss the benefits of acupuncture for your pet during their next exam.