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5 Health Benefits of Acupuncture for Dogs

5 Health Benefits of Acupuncture for Dogs

We prioritize your dog's well-being, seeing innovative treatments like pet acupuncture to alleviate their pain. Today, our Pittsboro vets discuss the five benefits of acupuncture for dogs.

For thousands of years, people in China have been using acupuncture, a technique believed to have started there, to help the body heal. An increasing number of domestic animals receive acupuncture yearly, with excellent results. As a result, a growing number of dog owners are experimenting with acupuncture.

Interested in how acupuncture can help your dog? In this blog post, our Pittsboro vets we'll share some ways it can make a positive difference. 

Is Acupuncture Safe for My Dog?

Acupuncture can help many animals, like cats, dogs, rabbits, and horses. Your Pittsboro veterinarian will be able to inform you whether acupuncture is a suitable therapy option for your specific circumstances.

Pets usually don't need pain relief or sedation during acupuncture because the needles are very tiny. 

How Many Sessions Will My Dog Need?

Since each pet is special and has its own unique reason for trying acupuncture, the number of sessions your pet needs can be quite different. Your veterinarian can give you an estimate of how many sessions will benefit your pet, but keep in mind that this may change as the treatment progresses.

How Can Acupuncture Benefit My Dog?

Here is a list of reasons why acupuncture can help your dog.

1. Pain Management & Relief

Acupuncture can help reduce chronic pain by releasing the body's natural painkillers and anti-inflammatory chemicals, which can aid in the relief of chronic pain. Strong medical treatments, such as chemotherapy, which can be painful, are frequently combined with acupuncture to help make a pet more comfortable. Acupuncture can also help with chronic inflammatory disorders like arthritis.

2. Improved Digestive Function

Acupuncture can improve digestion by boosting the boy's blood flow and promoting diegive secretions. Acupuncture's enhanced blood flow can help with gastrointestinal issues like diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and nausea.

3. Improved Respiratory Function

Acupuncture can benefit pets suffering from respiratory issues such as asthma and allergies. Acupuncture has been demonstrated to offer relaxation, immune-system calming characteristics, and the ability to treat animals with breathing problems. Acupuncture's immune-calming and anti-inflammatory properties assist dogs as well.

4. Promotes Healing

Inserting needles at specific spots can improve blood flow, which is essential for healing and can speed up the process. It also stimulates your pet's natural waste disposal mechanism, which assists in the removal of all poisons and waste from their body.

5. Can Aid in Skin Problems

Acupuncture is a common treatment for dogs who have skin issues such as allergic dermatitis, granulomas, or hot spots. It helps improve blood flow and aids in healing. 

Bonus: Can Help With Musculoskeletal Issues

Acupuncture can help with musculoskeletal issues such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, and nerve damage. It is frequently used during injury rehabilitation.

If you are interested in acupuncture for your dog, Contact Pittsboro Animal Hospital today to learn about its benefits and schedule an appointment. 

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Pittsboro Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Pittsboro companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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