Pet Acupuncture Treatment

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Pet Acupuncture Treatment

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Capitol Illini Veterinary Services is proud to offer acupuncture for pets. Acupuncture is an alternative treatment based on ancient Chinese therapy techniques, and has been growing in popularity among veterinarians and pet parents for many years.

At Capitol Illini, acupuncture therapy is used as an integrative supplement to traditional veterinary care. Similar to acupuncture for humans, the treatment involves the insertion of fine needles into the skin at specific pressure points and nerve centers.

Acupuncture also releases endorphins, which help with pain management and inflammation, and allow your pet’s body to heal itself naturally. The procedure is often relaxing for pets and can significantly improve quality of life, especially for pets suffering from pain or chronic illness. The treatment helps stimulate blood circulation and oxygen levels which contributes to a more effective immune system. Acupuncture can be used in conjunction with Class IV Laser Therapy for pain relief associated with osteoarthritis.

At Capitol Illini, Dr. Shores uses pet acupuncture to treat a variety of pet medical conditions:

  • Inflammation
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis and joint disease
  • Chronic pain
  • Digestive issues
  • Gastrointestinal disease

Acupuncture doesn’t have any significant side effects and the treatment does not adversely counteract other medications your pet may be currently taking. The number of sessions depends on your pet’s overall medical condition. It may take up to 6 weeks to see the peak effects of acupuncture in painful pets.

To learn more about pet acupuncture at Capitol Illini Veterinary Services, please call us today. We believe acupuncture therapy is beneficial at any age, and the service is available for young, adult, and senior pets.