What Can Veterinary Acupuncture Do for My Dog or Cat?

  • Veterinary acupuncture stimulates the release of the body’s own pain relieving and anti-inflammatory substances.
  • Relaxation of muscles at the site of needle insertion and more distant locations body is achieved with veterinary acupuncture treatment, creating both a local and generalized pain relieving effect.
  • Veterinary acupuncture improves tissue blood flow, oxygenation, and removal of metabolic wastes and toxins.
  • Unlike prescription and over the counter pain medications, veterinary acupuncture lacks potential adverse side effects for your pet’s internal organs.

Your pet’s medications or supplements will not adversely interact with veterinary acupuncture treatment; therefore it can safely be used to treat a variety of illnesses.

Treatable Conditions

Back Pain e.g. spondylitis/spondylosis & disc disease

Spondylosis – A degenerative condition of the spine that may lead to ankylosis (joint restriction due to adhesions/bone union)

Spondylitis – Inflammation of a vertebra, due to trauma or infection.

Arthritis e.g. hips, stifles, hocks, elbows, shoulders

Inflammation of a joint.

Hip Dysplasia

An abnormal condition of the acetabulum and femoral head (hip joint).
Muscle & Ligament sprains/strains and spasms
Strain – Overstretching of muscle fibres, ligaments or tendons.
Sprain – Inflammation of a tendon, ligament or muscle due to excessive stretching of its fibres. May be acute(inflammation, pain, heat, swelling) or chronic.



An abrupt, temporary disturbance in brain electrical activity which results in a change in the way the nervous system works. The animal may lose consciousness and will often pass urine or faeces. The episodes recur at variable intervals ranging from hourly to monthly. The exact cause is often unknown.