We now offer a range of remedial therapies for all small and large animals, including acupuncture & laser therapy.
If your pet has arthritis, allergies, digestive issues, hip dysplasia, or certain neurological disorders, your vet may recommend acupuncture or laser therapy.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that is often recommended as a complement to conventional veterinary treatments such as medication and surgery.
Research shows that acupuncture can help reduce pain and inflammation and improve a pet's quality of life.
During a session, a veterinary acupuncturist will insert thin needles into areas such as muscles, tendons, fascia, and nerve fibers to ease symptoms by altering the perception of pain or stimulating neurotransmitters in the brain.
The alternative therapy, while effective, is not right for every pet. Massaging trigger points -- called acupressure -- can be a good alternative for pets that dislike needles.
Veterinary acupuncturists are licensed veterinarians with extra training in acupuncture. Acupuncture can provide another way to help our pets and improve their conditions that complements the treatments we're providing with Western medicine.
In addition, laser therapy, a non-invasive treatment that uses light to improve blood circulation and regenerate cells, is an option for pets with significant pain. So basically, what that means is we use a special light that penetrates the skin and tissue that helps open up blood flow to the area. And really, the bottom line is it helps to accelerate the body's natural healing process.
If you would like more information or would like to book an acupuncture or laser therapy consult for your much-loved pet, please call us on 4654 2605.