Acupuncture is a technique originating in China that has been practiced for thousands of years as a treatment for a wide variety of medical issues in both animals and humans. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into targeted locations on the pet’s body that is meant to stimulate a response from the nervous system. This stimulation can produce a variety of effects and may alleviate a wide array of painful or uncomfortable symptoms for the pet. It can also work to promote the body’s natural healing process and significantly improve the quality of life for many animals.
Some conditions that can be treated with acupuncture include:
Laser therapy is a treatment that can be used on its own as well as in conjunction with acupuncture to treat chronic pain symptoms in pets. Laser therapy works by sending light energy into target areas that can then be absorbed by the tissue. The light energy has a healing effect, and once absorbed by cells in the area, it can alleviate pain and produce anti-inflammatory effects.
While we are remaining open for appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic, please be aware of the following changes to our protocols to help provide the safest environment possible for our community:
Make an appointment! We are currently operating on an appointment basis to ensure we are able to safely accommodate our patient volume. Please call first or request an appointment through our website. For emergencies, please contact your closest veterinary urgent care clinic.
Remain in your car or outside and keep your cellphone close! At this time, we ask that you wait in your vehicle or outside for the duration of your pet’s appointment. Please call us upon arrival to check in and a staff member will assist you curbside to bring your pet inside. We will call you to discuss your pet while you wait in your vehicle or outside until the end of their appointment.
Please postpone non-essential visits including grooming services (nail trims/anal gland expressions/sanitary trims, etc) and general wellness services (annual exams, routine vaccines for adult pets, etc) until after the COVID-19 situation improves.
Please be patient as the safety measures we have put in place may increase wait times. You may always request to drop your pet off with us and pick them up once they are finished if you’d prefer.
We appreciate your cooperation and thank you for understanding!