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Amazing Ways That Acupuncture Could Benefit Your Dogs

Are you looking for a drug-free way to help relieve your dog's pain, speed healing, or improve their respiratory or gastrointestinal health? Acupuncture may be the treatment you're looking for. Today, our Pine Grove vets discuss the benefits this ancient Chinese therapy can offer dogs.

Acupuncture For Pet Health

Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years to induce a therapeutic response in unhealthy or problematic parts of the human body and is now becoming a more common treatment for health concerns in pets and farm animals. Each year, an increasing number of domestic animals receive acupuncture, with excellent results. As a result, a growing number of pet parents are turning to acupuncture as a way to help improve the health of their canine companions.

Key Points About Acupuncture For Dogs

Are you wondering what the benefits of acupuncture for dogs might be? Let us explain.


Acupuncture has been used successfully on a variety of animal species, including cats, dogs, rabbits, and horses. Your Pine Grove veterinarian will be able to assess your pet's health and let you know whether acupuncture may be a suitable therapy option for your dog's specific health concerns.

It may reassure you to know that the needles used in acupuncture are so thin that most pets do not require pain treatment or sedation to endure an acupuncture session, and many find it relaxing.

Ongoing Care

Every pet has distinct reasons for undergoing acupuncture therapy. The number of sessions required to treat your dog's health concerns will vary from that of another pet. Your veterinary acupuncturist can give you an estimate of how many sessions will benefit your pet, but keep in mind that this may change as the treatment progresses.

Treatable Conditions

Our veterinary team believes that acupuncture treatments can be beneficial for dogs in a wide variety of ways, including:

Ease Pain

Acupuncture has been demonstrated to trigger the body's own pain-relieving endorphins and anti-inflammatory chemicals, which can aid in the relief of chronic pain. Strong medical treatments, such as chemotherapy, which can be painful, are frequently combined with acupuncture to help make a pet more comfortable. Acupuncture can also help with chronic inflammatory disorders like arthritis.

Improve Digestion

Acupuncture may aid in the normalization of digestive activity by stimulating digestive secretions and increasing blood flow to the body. Acupuncture's enhanced blood flow can help with gastrointestinal issues like diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and nausea.

Breathe Easier

Acupuncture can benefit pets suffering from respiratory issues such as asthma and allergies. Acupuncture has been demonstrated to offer relaxing and immune-system calming characteristics, as well as the ability to treat animals with breathing problems. Acupuncture's immune-calming and anti-inflammatory properties assist dogs as well.

Accelerate Healing

The insertion of needles at predetermined places is thought to boost blood flow, which is essential for healing and can actually speed up the process. It also stimulates your pet's natural waste disposal mechanism, which assists in the removal of all poisons and waste from their body.

Soothing Skin Issues

Acupuncture is a popular treatment for dogs who have skin issues such as allergic dermatitis, granulomas, or hot spots. The increased circulation can promote healing.

Relieve Musculoskeletal Issues

Acupuncture can help with musculoskeletal issues such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, and nerve damage. It is frequently used during injury rehabilitation.

Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding pets. For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, please make an appointment with your vet.

Do you think that your dog could benefit from acupuncture treatments? Contact our Pine Grove vets today to book an examination for your canine companion.

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