Acupuncture for Dogs & Cats in Oakland
Acupuncture has been used in China since ancient times. The practice involves fine needles placed at certain acupoints by a trained veterinary acupuncturist. The needles stimulate nerves, blood circulation, and the release of the body’s natural pain killers, creating a therapeutic effect. At Broadway Pet Hospital, Dr. Sun Yu is our certified veterinary acupuncturist. With extensive training in acupuncture for dogs and cats, she can develop a unique treatment plan tailored for your pet.
Conditions Benefiting from Acupuncture
Acupuncture has a positive effect on a wide range of conditions, some of which you may not have thought of! Here is a list of conditions we commonly use pet acupuncture for:
- Intervertebral disc disease
- Neck injuries
- Generalized pain management
- Nausea, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal problems
- Neurological conditions
- Palliative care with cancer treatment
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Acupuncture, when performed by a certified veterinary acupuncturist, is very safe. Adverse reactions are almost entirely non-existent, and the treatment can be used in conjunction with most traditional pain medications with no contraindications. In some cases, it can even reduce or eliminate your pet’s need for medication.