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Pet acupuncture services are growing nationally

Posted by: Tim Berrisford  Date: 26/07/2013   Category: Pet Health

Pet acupuncture is a beneficial service that is becoming better well known by all pet owners. Benefitting several illnesses, acupuncture can regulate organ function, improve circulation and control a pet’s immune system. Acupuncture has been proven to relax the body and release endorphins which are known as potent painkillers and give animals a sense of well being.
As your pet gets older they might incur illnesses which have side effects of pain that pain killers can’t always get rid of. Acupuncture will help relieve both chronic cases and also acute pain and can prevent the use of ‘last resort drugs’ or even help reduce the amount of medication given minimising any unwanted side effects.
Many people wonder if the treatment is painful for pets however with the needles being extremely fine and coated with silicone the sensation felt is not pain, but a slightly unusual sensation. Once the needles are inserted pets become very relaxed, some even fall asleep during the process, so it’s a good idea to have a dog bed close at hand.
Acupuncture treats several conditions with the most responsive to treatment being pain conditions, bladder problems and nerve dysfunctions. It can also benefit conditions such as kidney and liver problems, allergies, feline asthma and all chronic infectious diseases. It can also be used for animals with terminal diseases such as cancer to improve their quality of life by reducing pain.
If you are interested in finding out more about acupuncture and improving your dogs health, speak to your vet who should be able to point you in the right direction of a local service.