What Is Acupuncture For Dogs And Cats?
Acupuncture for dogs and cats involves the placement of very, very small needles into precise locations on the animal body to cause therapeutic responses. The medical treatment is a safe therapy that offers virtually no side effects. Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years in China and beyond to treat a variety of diseases
We strongly recommend that only a veterinarian having been formally trained and certified in medical acupuncture for animals perform acupuncture on pets.
Dr. Jessica Dreyfuss, our “Dr. Jessie,” is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist credentialed by the prestigious Chi Institute. She and her team use acupuncture and other holistic veterinary techniques on dogs and cats in her Fort Lauderdale clinic with great results for a number of conditions.
How Does Acupuncture For Dogs and Cats Work?
Acupuncture is one way we can help the body to help itself.
For example, acupuncture points are specifically located at junctions of large nerve bundles and blood vessels. Acupuncture stimulates these areas and results in . . .
- The release of pain relieving and anti-inflammatory substances (including serotonin, and norepinephrine)
- Improved tissue blood flow
- Improved oxygenation and removal of toxins
Peer-reviewed and journal-published studies have demonstrated that acupuncture can activate T-cell lymphocytes and boost the number of white blood cells in the body. This, in turn, can allow for a stronger immune system.
With acupuncture, there are minimal to no side effects. This contrasts to medical prescriptions, which can have a great number of unwanted side effects on a pet’s organ function.
If you think your dog or cat may be a candidate for acupuncture treatments, request an appointment here so we can evaluate your pet.