Veterinary Services

Pet Acupunture

Learn more about our pet acupunture services below.

Pet Acupunture in Pocatello, ID

Pet Acupunture

Veterinary Acupuncture by Dr. Shelley

Introduction to Veterinary Acupuncture

Veterinary acupuncture is a holistic treatment method rooted in ancient Chinese medicine, now supported by modern veterinary science. It involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body to stimulate natural healing processes. Dr. Shelley, a certified veterinary acupuncturist, brings extensive training and experience to this therapeutic practice, offering tailored treatments that address a wide range of health issues in pets.

How Does Veterinary Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture works by stimulating specific points on the body, known as acupoints, to promote the flow of energy (Qi) and enhance circulation. This stimulation helps to:

  • Reduce inflammation: Acupuncture triggers the release of anti-inflammatory substances, which can help manage conditions like arthritis.
  • Alleviate pain: It promotes the production of natural pain-relieving chemicals such as endorphins.
  • Enhance immune function: Regular treatments can strengthen the immune system, making pets more resilient to illnesses.
  • Improve organ function: By restoring balance within the body, acupuncture supports the optimal functioning of internal organs.

Benefits of Veterinary Acupuncture

Veterinary acupuncture offers numerous benefits for pets, addressing both physical and emotional well-being:

  • Pain Management: Effective in treating chronic pain conditions, such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, and intervertebral disc disease.
  • Post-Surgical Recovery: Helps in speeding up recovery by reducing pain and promoting healing.
  • Gastrointestinal Issues: Can aid in the treatment of digestive disorders, including nausea, diarrhea, and constipation.
  • Neurological Disorders: Supports the treatment of neurological conditions, including seizures and paralysis.
  • Respiratory Problems: Assists in managing respiratory issues, such as asthma and allergies.
  • Stress and Anxiety Relief: Helps to calm and reduce anxiety, making it beneficial for pets with behavioral issues.

What to Expect During an Acupuncture Session

Dr. Shelley ensures that every acupuncture session is a comfortable and stress-free experience for your pet. Here’s what to expect:

  1. Initial Consultation: A thorough health evaluation to understand your pet’s condition and medical history.
  2. Treatment Plan: Development of a personalized treatment plan tailored to your pet’s specific needs.
  3. Acupuncture Session: Gentle insertion of fine needles into acupoints, typically lasting between 20-40 minutes. Most pets find the process relaxing and may even fall asleep during the session.
  4. Follow-Up: Regular follow-up sessions to monitor progress and adjust treatment as necessary.

Schedule a Consultation

Invest in your pet’s health and happiness with veterinary acupuncture by Dr. Shelley. To learn more about how acupuncture can benefit your pet or to schedule a consultation, contact us today.

Contact Us

Phone/Text: (208) 233-6840
Email: info@communityanimalhospital.com
Location: 833 N 12th Ave. Pocatello, ID 83201

Experience the natural and effective healing power of veterinary acupuncture with Dr. Shelley – because your pet deserves the best care.