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Alternative Pain Relief for Your Furry Friend
If you are looking for ways to manage chronic pain and improve your pet's quality of life, you may want to consider acupuncture. The 3,000-year-old healing technique of traditional Chinese medicine has helped numerous cats and dogs live their lives with less pain. A consultation with Dr. Finn will help you determine if acupuncture is right for your furry companion!
What Is Acupuncture?
Animal acupuncture is an alternative pain relief technique rooted in traditional Chinese medicine. The idea is to stimulate the body's natural healing response by placing thin needles into specific trigger points. Although acupuncture has traditionally been used for humans, it is becoming increasingly popular in veterinary medicine as a non-drug pain relief method for pets.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture helps the body to heal itself by creating specific physiological responses. When inserted in specific points on the body, the needles help enhance your pet's blood circulation, stimulate the nerves, relieve muscle spasms, and reduce oxidative stress. Acupuncture increases the release of hormones such as endorphins for natural pain relief and cortisol, a natural steroid that helps reduce inflammation.
What Can You Expect with Acupuncture?
During your visit to Pet Method, Dr. Finn will perform a thorough examination. He will create a customized treatment plan based on your pet's unique needs. In general, most pets require 3-4 acupuncture sessions to get the needed relief.
We will ensure your pet feels safe and relaxed before placing fine needles in specific areas of the body, which helps trigger the body's natural healing response. Most pets feel minimal to no pain during their veterinary acupuncture session. Our team never spares any effort to ensure your pet feels comfortable and at ease throughout treatment.
Can Acupuncture Be Combined with Other Treatments?
Acupuncture can be used as an adjunct therapy in some cases, like managing post-operative pain or promoting healing after injuries. However, it is often the sole form of treatment. Dr. Finn has the skill, training, and expertise to recommend the best combination of treatments to help boost healing and get your pet's health back on track.
Will Acupuncture Hurt My Pet?
Small animals require tiny needles with virtually no pain or discomfort. Larger animals may require larger needles, which may cause minor discomfort as they pass through the skin. In general, your animal should not feel any pain once the needles are in place. In fact, most animals become relaxed and may even fall asleep during their acupuncture treatments.
Is Veterinary Acupuncture Safe?
Veterinary acupuncture has an incredibly high safety record when administered by a well-trained and experienced veterinary acupuncturist. Very few serious side effects have been documented in clinical studies. Mild treatment side effects may include bruising or swelling at the needle insertion site and a mild worsening of the condition, usually lasting 24-48 hours. These mild side effects are uncommon and usually resolve soon after treatment without intervention.
Acupuncture - Natural Pain Relief for Pets Near Me in McKinney, TX
The team at Pet Method Animal Hospital is committed to providing the most effective techniques to elevate your pet's well-being. Dr. Hunter Finn specializes in performing veterinary acupuncture as an alternative treatment to address acute injuries and chronic ailments to help pets reduce or stop taking medication. We invite you to call 318-232-4393 to schedule an appointment or request one online today!
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