Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the stimulation of a specific point (acupoint) on the body with a fine, sterile needle which encourages the body to heal itself. Acupuncture is a very safe medical procedure when administered by a qualified practitioner. Over 95% of patients are comfortable with acupuncture therapy. The owner of our hospital, Dr. Gale Flanagan, is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA).
Acupuncture may be helpful to make your pet feel better if it is suffering from among any one of the following condititions:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Intervertebral Disk Disease
  • Neck and Back pain
  • Nerve Disorders
  • Wobbler Syndrome
  • Cervical Issues

It may also be used to decrease side effects of chemotherapy as well as for overall well being. The first step is to schedule a consultation exam with Dr. Flanagan. She will evaluate your pet and provide you with a comprehensive acupuncture treatment plan which sometimes can include the use of Chinese herbs.