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Offering Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats in Staten Island, NY

Acupuncture is a non-invasive and potentially highly effective tool in the management of many illnesses and conditions. Derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine, this alternative form of medicine promotes healing and various other therapeutic effects. Dongan Hills Veterinary Practice proudly offers acupuncture for dogs and cats as an additional option for pain relief and healing, one that can be integrated into a traditional treatment plan.

Looking to incorporate acupuncture into your pet’s care? Contact us at (718) 987-7777.

How Does Acupuncture Work for Dogs and Cats?

Pet acupuncture can be recommended as a treatment to help restore balance to the flow of energy in the body. Imbalances in this energy are believed to be responsible for various illnesses. To correct an imbalance, we need to place very fine, sterile needles at different points on the body (called meridians, these points are areas through which the “Qi,” or energy, flows). This procedure manipulates local and distant tissue circulation (blood flow), and a wide array of reactions can occur to affect the flow and regulation of blood and Qi/energy.

Complex processes take place during acupuncture treatment, including the release of pain-relieving and healing substances, to facilitate the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

What is Treatable with Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats?

Below are just some of the conditions we can treat using acupuncture:

  • Arthritis/degenerative joint disease
  • Inflammatory conditions of the body
  • Skin conditions
  • Cancer
  • Conditions associated with pain
  • Autoimmune illnesses
  • Neurological disorders
  • Seizures
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Urinary disorders
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Renal disease and renal failure
  • Liver disorders

For more information about cat and dog acupuncture and what you can expect from your pet’s treatment, reach out to us at (718) 987-7777.