Dog during Pet Accupunture in Canton

Pet Acupuncture: Natural Healing and Pain Relief

Medication, limited activity and a warm compress are not your pet's only options for pain relief. While the words "pet acupuncture" might give you pause, this technique has proven to be effective in treating a variety of issues. Acupuncture is a minimally-invasive, drug-free procedure often used alongside Western medicine and that relies on your pet's self-healing abilities. We're pleased to offer this service to pets in Canton and surrounding areas as an alternative and potentially more effective pain-relief option.

How Acupuncture Works

While acupuncture does involve needles, they are very thin and should create minimal or no discomfort for your pet. During the procedure, needles are placed near nerves, blood vessels or muscle junctions, prompting a complex series of reactions dictated by the brain. This restores balance within the body and often leads to near-immediate relief for the patient, who may have been experiencing severe, chronic pain just prior to treatment. Acupuncture is one of our most popular pain relief options due to its effectiveness.

In addition to relieving pain, acupuncture can help relieve muscle spasms, increase blood circulation, and release endorphins and cortisol. For certain acute problems, one acupuncture treatment may be enough, while chronic issues may require multiple treatments.

What We Can Treat with Acupuncture

Many acute and chronic painful conditions can be improved with acupuncture treatments, including but not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Neurological disorders
  • Inflammation
  • Muscle spasms
  • Sprains
  • Traumatic nerve injuries
Cat during Pet Acupuncture in Canton

Is Acupuncture Safe?

A comprehensive exam and medical diagnosis will help us decide whether acupuncture is right for your pet. As a certified veterinary acupuncturist, Dr. Petty is highly qualified to determine how acupuncture will interact with other therapies and how your pet will respond to treatment. Furthermore, we can safely combine acupuncture with other conventional or alternative therapies to produce better results.

For more information about pet acupuncture or to schedule an appointment to discuss your pet's treatment options, please call (734) 844-8844.

Dr. Petty and his Arbor Pointe staff are so very compassionate and extremely professional! I’ve taken my dogs and cats here for years. The clinic is pristinely clean! I very much appreciate their excellent communication and total up to date knowledge for the needs of my fur babies! Highly recommend!

Debbie C.

Jake was never a “normal” dog. Everything seemed to hurt or scare him. When my vet suggested I see Dr. Petty, I immediately made an appointment. Despite the hour trip, we have been seeing him ever since. Jake is a much happier boy. Now that Dr. Petty has cared for him, he is living his best life.

Beth W.

When the emergency veterinarian said my cat was going to die, I went to Dr. Petty. After a series of treatments, my cat lived 9 more years. Ever since, I have brought all my pets to Arbor Pointe. Dr. Petty is kind, compassionate, wicked smart, willing to think outside the box, and just a darn good veterinarian.

Kim T.


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