Pet Acupuncture & Its Benefits
At Benessere Animal Hospital, our veterinarian in Greensboro, NC offers a wide range of holistic wellness and treatment options for pets. More than likely, you’ve heard of acupuncture for humans—and maybe you’ve even had it done or know somebody who has! What a lot of people don’t realize, however, is that acupuncture can also be performed on pets. If your pet suffers from an inflammatory condition (such as arthritis) or another medical condition that causes acute or chronic pain, our veterinarian may be able to help.
How Does Pet Acupuncture Work?
Much like traditional acupuncture in humans, pet acupuncture is performed through the insertion of small, thin needles into specific spots on a pet’s body. In most cases, the points at which the needles are inserted are around areas of tissue where blood vessels and nerves come together. By inserting acupuncture needles at these targeted points, a unique cycle of energy is sent throughout the body that can be effective in helping to relieve pain and other symptoms in pets.
Benefits of Acupuncture for Your Pet
There are numerous benefits of using acupuncture to treat your pet’s pain and other symptoms. For starters, this treatment is completely holistic and drug-free, so there aren’t risks and side effects for pet owners to worry about with this form of treatment. Furthermore, acupuncture can be beneficial to a pet’s health for a number of reasons. For starters, acupuncture is meant to promote the body’s own natural healing processes while also relaxing the muscles. For pets experiencing arthritis pain and inflammation, this can mean almost instantaneous improvement and relief of symptoms.
Furthermore, acupuncture is known to improve the body’s flow of oxygen and blood, which can help your pet feel more energized and alert. And because this treatment is non-invasive, it can often be used in conjunction with other treatments and therapies without concern over potential interactions or other problems.
Schedule an Appointment With Our Greensboro Vet!
If you’re interested in finding out more about how pet acupuncture works or would like to see if acupuncture could be a good choice for your pet, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our NC vet. You can reach our team at Benessere Animal Hospital by giving us a call at (336) 897-1505.
Have you ever considered pet acupuncture as a holistic treatment option for your pet?