Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese therapy that can help relieve pain and lessen muscle tension. Pet acupuncture is considered a valid therapy for treating pain in animals and a “veterinarian near me” with us at North Heights Veterinary Clinic in Appleton, WI, can help your pet with pain. Here's a look at what's involved in using acupuncture for pet care:


Why Get Acupuncture for Your Pet?

Modern veterinary medicine offers a lot in the way of helping pets live better lives but there can be drawbacks in the form of unpleasant side effects. Using acupuncture as an additional therapy to pet medication may help reduce your pet's need for some medications and help him stay comfortable for longer.

How Acupuncture Helps Your Pet Feel Better

Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years but it's only within recent times that its mechanism has been understood. Research has found that the application of acupuncture needles stimulates the body to release neurochemicals from the brain that generate pain relief. The needles are also effective at releasing muscle knots, or trigger points, which improves blood flow to the area.

What Pet Acupuncture Consists of

Acupuncture uses very fine needles that pierce the skin but are almost painless in their application. Having the procedure done at the animal hospital ensures the safety of your pet and allows the veterinarian to take action in case there's an adverse reaction. A majority of the time, the procedure goes smoothly, and your pet is unlikely to react negatively to the administration of the needles.

A veterinarian on our veterinary team makes sure that your pet is calm prior to starting the procedure and keeps a watchful eye out for signs of discomfort. Your pet is monitored with safety being a top priority.

Get Pet Acupuncture and Pet Care from a Veterinarian at Our Animal Hospital

At North Heights Veterinary Clinic in Appleton, WI, we offer pet acupuncture as well as traditional pet care provided by a “veterinarian near me.” Call us today to set up an appointment for a visit at our animal hospital and help your pet stay healthy and happy. We take care of pets of all kinds and we're ready and waiting to take care of yours. Call us at (920) 739-7816 for pet care and pet acupuncture from a veterinarian at our animal hospital.


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