In China, acupuncture has been used to induce a therapeutic response in the body for thousands of years but recently, an increasing number of pets have been receiving acupuncture with excellent results. As a result, a growing number of dog owners are experimenting with acupuncture.
Are you wondering whether acupuncture could be beneficial for your dog? In today's blog post, we'll list several benefits that acupuncture may have for your dog.
A Safe Treatment For Many Conditions in Dogs
Acupuncture has been used successfully on a variety of domesticated animals, including cats, dogs, rabbits, and horses. Your Clemmons vet will be able to inform you whether acupuncture is a suitable therapy option for your specific circumstances.
Because the needles used in acupuncture are so small, most pets do not require pain treatment or sedation to endure an acupuncture session.
Sessions Required to Help Your Dog Feel Better
Every pet is unique and pet parents have a variety of reasons for seeking acupuncture therapy for their animals. This means that it's just not possible to predict how many sessions your pet will need in order to see the benefits of acupuncture.
Your vet understands your dog's condition best and will be able to estimate the approximate number of sessions required to treat your animal's unique condition. Still, it's important to remember that this could change as treatment progresses.
Ways Acupuncture Can Be Beneficial for Dogs
Here is a list of reasons why acupuncture can help your dog.
Help Relieve Pain & Discomfort
Acupuncture has been demonstrated to trigger the body's own pain-relieving endorphins 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.
Improve 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.
Treat Respiratory Conditions
Acupuncture can benefit pets suffering from respiratory issues such as asthma and allergies. Acupuncture has been demonstrated to offer relaxing and immune-system calming characteristics, as well as the ability to treat animals with breathing problems. Acupuncture's immune-calming and anti-inflammatory properties assist dogs as well.
The insertion of needles at pre-determined places is thought to boost blood flow, which is essential for healing and can actually 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.
Relieve Skin Issues
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.
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.
Could your dog or cat benefit from acupuncture treatments? Contact our Clemmons vets to learn more or book an acupuncture appointment for your pet.
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