The ancient practice of acupuncture has been used on both people and animals for centuries as a way to naturally introduce balance and healing into the body without the need for medication. At Ocean Shores Animal Hospital, we believe that when it comes to managing the health of your four legged family member, the more choices you have, the better. That’s why we’re so excited to offer veterinary acupuncture as an additional treatment option to complement our other comprehensive services.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of tiny needles into specific points on the body known as acupoints. Each acupoint is tied to an internal area of the body, including muscle groups, organs and entire body systems. When the needles are inserted, it causes a biochemical and neurological reaction in the targeted area. This triggers the body’s natural healing and pain management mechanisms through increased blood circulation and the release of certain hormones.
Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions in both dogs and cats, including but not limited to:
Acupuncture is typically used in conjunction with and as a complement to other traditional medical treatments, but it can be used as a standalone therapy option in some cases. A customized treatment plan recommendation will be developed that is tailored to your pet to achieve optimum results.
Every case is unique. A minor, acute issue may be resolved in just one session, while more complex or chronic conditions may require several sessions before we get the results we’re aiming for. We will work with you to develop a strategy that everyone can feel comfortable with, and one that suits your pet’s unique needs as well as your budget.
If your pet suffers from a painful medical condition, has been injured or is experiencing mobility issues, acupuncture may be just the solution. Call today to find out more.
800 Ocean Shores Blvd. NW
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
NOTE: This form is a request for an appointment and not to book the appointment. A member of our staff will contact you to confirm your pet’s scheduled appointment. If there is an urgent health concern, please call our office immediately at 360-289-2030.