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At Redwood Veterinary Hospital we prioritize a holistic approach to your pet's health. As part of our commitment to comprehensive care, we're proud to offer acupuncture as a specialized service.

Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment option for a variety of pet conditions. Our experienced veterinarians are trained in veterinary acupuncture and utilize this ancient practice to manage pain, support healing, and enhance your pet's overall well-being.

Why Choose Acupuncture for Your Pet:

  • Pain Management: Whether your pet suffers from arthritis, musculoskeletal issues, or post-operative discomfort, acupuncture can provide relief by stimulating the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers.
  • Enhanced Healing: By improving blood circulation, acupuncture accelerates the healing process for injuries or surgical wounds. It also boosts the immune system, aiding in recovery from illnesses.
  • Stress Reduction: Acupuncture sessions promote relaxation and help reduce stress and anxiety in pets. This can be particularly beneficial for pets experiencing separation anxiety or fear of thunderstorms.
  • Improved Mobility: Pets with mobility issues, such as those with degenerative joint diseases, can benefit from acupuncture. It helps improve joint flexibility and reduce inflammation, allowing your pet to move more comfortably.
  • Support for Chronic Conditions: Acupuncture can be integrated into treatment plans for chronic conditions like allergies, gastrointestinal disorders, and respiratory problems. It complements traditional veterinary medicine and may reduce the need for certain medications.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

During an acupuncture session, thin needles are inserted into specific points on your pet's body, corresponding to channels or meridians connected to various organs and body systems. This stimulates the body's natural healing mechanisms, releases endorphins, and improves blood circulation.

Acupuncture is generally well-tolerated by pets and is typically painless. Many pets find the sessions relaxing, and some may even become sleepy during treatment. The number of acupuncture sessions required depends on your pet's condition and response to treatment. Our veterinarians will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your pet's needs.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an acupuncture session for your pet at Redwood Veterinary Hospital, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.