Veterinary Acupuncture

Veterinary Acupuncture

Our veterinary acupuncture services can safely be used to treat dogs and cats with a variety of ailments, including orthopaedic conditions such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, spinal problems, nerve trauma and muscle pain.

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What is veterinary acupuncture?

Acupuncture originated as an ancient Chinese therapy used for treating many conditions. Over the years it has moved into the mainstream of complementary therapies, being used worldwide since scientific studies have proven its efficacy.

We now understand it to work, at least in part, by affecting change through the central nervous system. Very fine needles are used at certain acupressure points around the body, stimulating a number of natural healing and pain-relieving processes.

The results include endorphin release to help block pain, the release of cortisol with its anti-inflammatory properties, improved nerve function, better blood circulation, and improved performance of the body’s natural defence system.

Acupuncture is practically pain-free and pets usually relax into the therapy, some even doze off!

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How do we use veterinary acupuncture?

Complementary therapies, such as acupuncture, can be used in conjunction with other treatments, however, sometimes it may reduce or even remove the need for medications.

The length of acupuncture sessions are approximately 30 minutes and vary depending upon the treatment required. Acute problems may be relieved in just one or two sessions, and it is common for us to see young, otherwise fit sporting dogs for acupuncture to help heal sprains and strains. Some of our more mature four-legged clients visit us less frequently, but longer term for maintenance treatments and relief from chronic mobility problems.

Veterinary acupuncture is considered an act of surgery and therefore must only be carried out by a trained veterinary surgeon. Not all vets are trained in acupuncture and its efficacy depends upon the experience and knowledge of the vet. Acupuncture is very safe when administered under the right conditions, and we’re delighted to be able to offer this therapy, delivered by a highly skilled and experienced team who love helping pets.

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Happy Owners and Happy Pets

Physio vet were brilliant in the treatment of my old lady Tabitha, some 6 years ago. The treatment for her arthritis gave her visible relief. She was chilled and relaxed and clearly enjoyed thr administration of the treatment. Alas, she went downhill suddenly due to her age. We lost her at 19 and 5 months. I would have no hesitation in visiting with my current cats if and when the need is. Deb Godfrey Facebook
The best place for a diagnostic and treatment! Very nice people. Tell you accurately what is wrong with your pet even before you take it through the CT! Very knowledgeable, straight to the point, they have definitely earned my respect and if I have to, I will be going back! Anna Patus-Sykes Google
Met Dave yesterday as my dog had an allergic reaction, he knew what to do immediately and taught me what to do next time, really lovely and professional man and a lovely wife thanks again. Rebecca Wragg Facebook
Absolutely amazing. Buddy has been attending weekly for around 2 months and I’ve already seen a huge improvement In his hips! He gets so excited there as everyone is so lovely. The team are fabulous. Jessica Waltham Facebook
David is probably the best canine physiotherapist in Europe. Gemma Del Pueyo Director of Teaching Veterinary Physiotherapy, University of Madrid, Spain.
Just wanted to say thank you for the excellent service we received on Saturday when you gave Dotti an ‘Agility MOT’ and helped us with the problems she was having. I am pleased to report that she was more relaxed on Saturday evening than she had been for a while. HR. Shropshire Facebook
Great aspirational staff who want to get your dog back to a good quality of life. Kirstie Ashworth Facebook
Their absolute professionalism, coupled with an amazing caring ethos. Steve Darling Facebook

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