Veterinary Acupuncture Services for Pets

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Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese form of energy healing that is used to treat a variety of chronic or painful conditions. It has been practiced as a healing modality for both animals and humans for thousands of years. Modern research shows that acupuncture induces the release of beta-endorphins, serotonin, and other neurotransmitters. Acupuncture is a holistic route to your pet’s health and vitality.

At Evendale-Blue Ash Pet Hospital, we are extremely excited to be able to offer acupuncture for our patients. Dr. Goodman is certified in veterinary acupuncture by the Chi Institute.

Acupuncture treatments are successful a large percentage of the time. Pet acupuncture can often reduce or even eliminate the need for a variety of medications, it is well tolerated by patients of all ages, and there are no adverse effects. In addition to alleviating pain and chronic conditions, we also see benefits relating to the pet’s energy levels and attitude.

Acupuncture can help treat the following ailments and more:Feline Acupuncture Cincinnati

  • Pain Management from aging, arthritis, post-surgery, hip dysplasia, IVDD, and others.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Immunological disorders
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Anxiety problems
  • Neurological disorders
  • Palliative care for cancer
  • Dermatologic diseases

For more information about acupuncture treatment at Evendale-Blue Ash Pet Hospital, or to schedule a consultation with your pet call us at (513) 563-0410 today!

Acupuncture - Learning About Acupuncture for Pets

Which pets are the best fit for acupuncture?

Any pet is a good candidate for acupuncture. The only exceptions are animals that are aggressive or don't like coming to see us. This includes not just dogs and cats, but also rabbits, horses, reptiles, and other species. Overall, about 95% of pets would benefit from acupuncture.

Dr. Jo Goodman
Evendale-Blue Ash Pet Hospital

What are the different ways to do acupuncture?

There are several ways to perform acupuncture. While needles are commonly used, we also have laser acupuncture for animals that don't like their feet being touched. We can use needles along a cat's back and calming points, and the laser unit on the acupuncture setting to stimulate points on the legs and paws. Lastly, there's aquapuncture, which uses diluted vitamin B12 to stimulate specific acupuncture points for a longer-lasting effect.

What conditions can acupuncture help with?

Acupuncture isn't just for pain relief. It can also help with gastrointestinal diseases like irritable bowel syndrome and nausea, kidney diseases, arthritis, nerve stimulation in degenerative myelopathy, and slowing down aging changes in kidneys. The goal is to improve quality of life and help pets stay with their owners as long as possible.

Can acupuncture be used in combination with traditional Western medicine?

Yes, acupuncture can be combined with traditional Western medicine. If your animal is on medications for seizures or pain management, we can sometimes even decrease the doses. Western and Eastern medicine work together like yin and yang.

Is acupuncture safe for pets?

Acupuncture is very safe for pets. However, we need to be careful with our senior pets or those who are extremely ill. We must avoid overstimulating the body and making them feel worse. We always start gently on the first visit and then build from there.

How long does it usually take to see results?

For chronic conditions, we usually need at least three visits to see a response. It's important to remember that we won't see a drastic change in one visit and should look for subtle improvements over time.

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