Veterinary Acupuncture

What types of illnesses do you treat with acupuncture?

Common conditions include orthopedic disease (hip dysplasia, arthritis, cruciate ligament disease), internal organ disease (kidney, liver, pancreas), and acute disease processes (upper respiratory infections, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, bladder infections), behavioral disorders, seizures, and metabolic diseases (Cushing's, diabetes, Addison's, thyroid disease), etc. Acupuncture can also be used as a palliative care method for pets suffering with cancer, leading to decreased pain, increased appetite & quality of life.

How long does the appointment last? And how many appointments will my pet need?

Most new patient appointments (exam, history, diagnosis, and acupuncture) last 1 hr. Follow up acupuncture treatment appointments are usually 30-45 minutes. For most chronic cases, you should plan to do a treatment every 2-3 weeks for at least three treatments and then monthly thereafter. Many acute conditions such as infections will only need one treatment.

What should I do prior to the appointment to be prepared for your visit?

Cats should be secured in a small room or bathroom for a few hours prior to the scheduled appointment. Please note, I do not attempt to do veterinary acupuncture on aggressive animals. Please do not schedule an acupuncture appointment for an aggressive pet.

Does veterinary acupuncture hurt pets?

Most pets enjoy acupuncture and many fall asleep during the treatments. The needles we use are tiny and most animals do not respond adversely to them.

Can you treat more than one pet at a time?

Yes, absolutely! There is a multi-pet discount if more than one pet is treated at the same address during the same appointment time. Just ask about this when scheduling your appointment.

Is there an additional mobile 'house call' fee?

No, the fees for acupuncture include all required exams and house call fees. We do not waive travel fees for these appointments.