At DPC Veterinary Hospital we are one of the few Weston area vets to practice alternative medicine including therapeutic pet acupuncture and canine massage.
Acupuncture has been used for centuries to treat both animals and people for a number of medical conditions. The treatment focuses on using "needling" to release specific chemicals in muscles, the spinal cord and the brain, which in turn enhance the performance of organs. Enabling this "chemical communication" between body parts is at the essence of acupuncture's curative power.
Conditions That Can Be Treated by Pet Acupuncture
Acupuncture can be an effective alternative to medication in many cases. It is used to treat a number of conditions including:
- Chronic pain
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Respiratory problems
We will make a diagnosis and speak to you about where when acupuncture is an appropriate therapy for your pet's condition. Acupuncture should only be administered by a qualified veterinarian who is experienced in the practice.
The process involves inserting a series of sterile, ultra-sharp needles at the points that can best treat the ailment. Most pets don't even notice and find it to be a relaxing experience. Several sessions may be required depending upon the condition we are treating.
Therapeutic Dog Massage
Therapeutic dogs massage can be an effective treatment as well. It has been shown to help dogs suffering from a number of conditions including:
- Old age
- Joint sprains
Like acupuncture one of the advantages of pet massage is that it’s a drug free and effective pain reliever with no side effects. It has been shown toimprove mobility and mood in a short period of time.The first visit will take about 10-15 minutes for your dog to become familiar with us before we begin. At the conclusion we will provide you with feedback on any health findings and your pets response. Our canine message therapist Magda isa formerDoctor with over 25 years of practice.
If you are interested in alternative pet medicine call (954) 989-9879 today to schedule an appointment.