At VHA, we take every possible measure to help pets live up to their healthiest potential. We offer a wide variety of treatment options to relieve pain, promote healing, and enhance the well-being of our patients. Among these options is veterinary acupuncture, an integrative therapy that can yield better treatment outcomes when combined with traditional Western medicine. Acupuncture has been a staple of Eastern medicine for thousands of years, and today, we are proud to be able to offer this proven treatment to improve the lives of dogs and cats in our community.
What is Pet Acupuncture?
Acupuncture provides dogs and cats with many of the same healing benefits that humans can experience with treatment. Unlike traditional Western medicine, which typically relies on medication to treat symptoms, cat and dog acupuncture employs the use of small needles to stimulate areas of the body to trigger natural pain relief and healing. In other words, acupuncture urges the body to use its own healing abilities to treat a wide range of conditions.
Conditions We Can Help Treat with Acupuncture
We can apply acupuncture to the treatment of all kinds of health conditions in dogs and cats, including:
- Back pain
- Muscle spasms
- Neurological disorders
- Respiratory issues
- Lack of appetite
The Best Chance at a Happier, Healthier Life
Our patients are best served by acupuncture when it is integrated into a multi-modal treatment plan. Such a plan might involve food therapy, supplements, traditional medication, and manual therapy. Ultimately, our goal is to use all the resources available to us here in Winter Haven to give your pet the best chance at a happier, healthier life.
If you have any questions about acupuncture for dogs and cats or would like to book a consultation, contact us today at (863) 324-3340.