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Could your animal family member benefit from natural pain relief?

Veterinary acupuncture is an excellent tool for helping animals enjoy more comfortable lives. Best of all, it’s all natural so there’s no risk of harmful side effects that pharmaceuticals can sometimes cause. This makes it especially favorable for elderly pets or those who cannot tolerate medication.

Animal Hospital of Crested Butte is pleased to include acupuncture as one of our alternative therapy services.

What is veterinary acupuncture?

Acupuncture operates under the concept that when the body’s natural energy source becomes disrupted, pain and/or illness can occur. To address this without medication, special acupuncture needles are inserted into certain points along the body, causing a cellular response in the targeted area. This restores the body’s natural energy, thereby promoting healing and alleviating pain.

What conditions can be treated through acupuncture?

Acupuncture can be used to treat and manage a variety of health problems. It can also be used to boost the immune system and promote ongoing wellness. Some of the conditions commonly treated with veterinary acupuncture include:

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Joint Problems
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Digestive Issues
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Senior Pet Health

How many treatments will my pet need?

While the results of acupuncture can sometimes be seen after just a few sessions, every pet is different. The specific condition, its severity, and a number of other factors will help our doctors determine how many treatments would be best. Once your pet has been evaluated, we’ll provide you with an individualized treatment recommendation that’s specific to his or her needs.

If your pet is struggling with pain or mobility issues or could just use a little more balance, acupuncture may be the ideal solution. Contact Animal Hospital of Crested Butte today to learn more or schedule a consultation.