dog getting acupuncture treatment at our animal hospital

Dog & Cat Acupuncture in Canton: Natural Healing & 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. Dog and cat 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.

Call (734) 844-8844 and talk to a team member about your pet or book an appointment online!

How Dog & Cat 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 an acupuncture treatment

Is Dog & Cat 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 or use our online form.