Pet Acupuncture in Bristol
Treatment to Promote Healing & Manage Pain
Yes, this ancient Chinese medicine can help animals! Acupuncture needles are very thin – almost as fine as hair. There is nothing in them or on them, but when they stimulate the nerve in the acupuncture point, the body’s own biochemicals are released to promote healing and control pain.
At Chippens Hill Veterinary Hospital, the needles are usually left in position for ten minutes while the technician gently supports your pet. Most animals become very calm and relaxed for their treatments and sometimes even fall asleep!
Acupuncture can be used short-term in transient illness to control vomiting or to relieve pain of acute trauma or dental surgery. Most commonly, we use it to decrease the frequency of seizures and to reduce the chronic pain of arthritis and intervertebral disc disease. When managing chronic conditions, we start with a treatment per week for one month, gradually increasing the interval between treatments to maintain your pet’s comfort and mobility. Acupuncture can be used in addition to medications and often makes it possible to decrease the dose of long-term pain or seizure medications.
We encourage you to discuss the benefits of acupuncture with our team to see if it may prove beneficial for your pet. Our Bristol veterinary acupuncture technicians would be happy to assess your pet’s condition.
“I have been going to vets for 50 years, and Dr. Elliot surpassed all of them. She is courteous, friendly and connects to the animal to calm them and me by not rushing and explaining what is or is not at the visit.”- Roselyn G.
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