Acupuncture For Your Pet? Who Would Have Thought…

March 20, 2012

Have You Considered Acupuncture for Your Pets?

Vol 15 Issue 76

Would you like to see your arthritic best friend jump down from the vet’s table and romp happily to the door? Would you be relieved to see him get relief from hot spots? How about improving his breathing – do you have a short-snouted dog that tends to be asthmatic? Does your furriest member of the family have diarrhea, constipation or other digestive upsets? You might want to give pet Acupuncture a try.

Acupuncture for animals is not new – it started being used on humans 4,500 years ago; for animals it started around 200 A.D. It was primarily used for work horses and farm animals, but these days, when even apartment dwellers have pets, it is not uncommon for cats and dogs to also get treatments.

As with humans, Acupuncture is safe for animals. Sometimes it works immediately, and sometimes pets can become sleepy or lethargic for a day or two after a treatment. But usually that’s just an indication that the Acupuncture is working; within a short time you should see some improvement.

Acupuncture has been used to successfully treat many conditions in animals. The list is long, but some of the most common are:

• Musculoskelatal problems like arthritis or degenerative disc disease

• Skin problems

• Respiratory disorders

• Gastrointestinal upsets

• Reproductive issues

• Treatment of injuries

It can also be used as maintenance, to keep your pet in optimal health.

If you’re looking for a way to keep your pet healthy without drugs and surgery, speak with your acupuncturist about possible treatment. Or, if your acupuncturist does not treat animals, ask for a referral or check online for a local vet who includes Acupuncture in his services.

We all grow attached to our pets and want them to live a healthy, happy life, for as long as possible. Acupuncture may be just the thing your pet needs.

Source: Pet Health Pro,