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5 Health Benefits of Acupuncture for Dogs

5 Health Benefits of Acupuncture for Dogs

As pet owners, we want to do everything we can to ensure your dogs are comfortable and pain-free. To achieve this, new therapeutic approaches, such as pet acupuncture and complementary treatments, have been adopted. In this blog, our Dana Park Veterinary Hospital vets discuss the five benefits of acupuncture for dogs.

Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years to induce a therapeutic response in the body, and it has been gaining popularity among domestic animals. This ancient practice has shown excellent results in dogs, and more and more owners are turning to acupuncture to alleviate their pet's discomfort.

Are you curious about how acupuncture can benefit your dog? In this blog post, we'll list several advantages that acupuncture may have for your dog.

Is Acupuncture Safe for My Dog?

If you're wondering whether acupuncture is safe for your dog, rest assured that it has been used successfully on a variety of animal species, including cats, rabbits, horses, and dogs. Your Redding vets can advise you on whether acupuncture is a suitable therapy option for your specific situation. 

Most pets do not require pain treatment or sedation during acupuncture sessions since the needles used are very small. 

How Many Sessions Will My Dog Need?

Because every pet is unique and has distinct reasons for seeking acupuncture therapy, the number of sessions required to treat your pet will vary greatly. 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

Have you considered acupuncture a potential solution to your pets' health issues? Acupuncture has been how to trigger the body's natural pain-relieving endorphins and anti-inflammatory chemicals, making it an effective treatment for chronic pain. It can also be used in combination with stronger medical treatment like chemotherapy to prove comfort to pets. Additionally, acupuncture can help with chronic inflammatory disorders such as arthritis. 

2. Improved Digestive Function

Acupuncture may aid in the normalization of digestive activity by stimulating digestive secretions and increasing blood flow to the body. Acupuncture's enhanced blood flow can help with gastrointestinal issues like diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and nausea.

3. Improved Respiratory Function

For pets suffering from respiratory issues such as asthma and allergies. Acupuncture has been shown to have immune-system calming and relaxing properties. 

4. Promotes Healing

If your dog has skin issues like allergies, dermatitis, granulomas, or hot spots, acupuncture can be an effective treatment option. For musculoskeletal issues such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, and never damage, acupuncture is often used during injury rehabilitation. 

5. Can Aid in Skin Problems

Acupuncture is a popular treatment for dogs who have skin issues such as allergic dermatitis, granulomas, or hot spots. The increased circulation can promote 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're interested in exploring veterinary acupuncture for your pet. Our vets in Redding can provide more information and set up an appointment. Don't hesitate to reach out to us today to learn more about the benefits of acupuncture for pets. 

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