Acupuncture has also been shown to be useful in behavioural treatment and chronic skin disease. It is also extremely useful in the older patient who may not be able to tolerate conventional arthritis treatments or as an extra to help reduce current dose of medicine given.
The most commonly treated species are dogs and cats but smaller pets including rabbits and guinea pigs can also be safely treated. We find animals tolerate needling very well.
Initially a weekly treatment for a minimum of 4 weeks is required leading onto a monthly maintenance treatment depending on the condition being treated, if you are unsure whether your pet would benefit from acupuncture do not hesitate to contact our client care advisers for further details.