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Could your pet benefit from natural pain relief?

Acupuncture is a powerful and effective tool for helping companion animals enjoy more comfortable lives. Best of all, it’s all natural so there’s no risk of harmful side effects that pharmaceuticals can cause. This makes it particularly beneficial for elderly pets or those who cannot tolerate medication.

Richmond Veterinary Clinic is pleased to include veterinary acupuncture as one of our alternative therapy services.

What is veterinary acupuncture?

Acupuncture operates under the belief that when the body’s natural energy source becomes disrupted, sickness and pain can result. To address this without medication, acupuncture needles are inserted into specific points along the body, causing a cellular response in the targeted area. This serves to restore the body’s energy, thereby promoting healing and reducing pain.

What can acupuncture be used to treat?

Acupuncture can be used to address and manage a variety of health problems. It can also be used to boost the immune system and promote ongoing wellness. Some of the ailments commonly treated with acupuncture include:

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Joint Problems
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Digestive Issues
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Senior Pet Health

How many treatments will my pet need?

The results of acupuncture can sometimes be seen within just a few sessions. Every pet is different, however. The specific condition, its severity and a number of other unique factors will help our doctors determine how many treatments are needed. Once your pet has been evaluated, we’ll develop an individualized treatment recommendation that’s specific to your pet.

If your companion is struggling with pain or mobility issues or could just use a little more balance, acupuncture may be the ideal solution. Contact Richmond Veterinary Clinic today to learn more or schedule a consultation.