That's right, our furry friends need acupuncture too sometimes! Veterinary Acupuncture is a specialty that more and more vets are providing for their patients, from dogs and cats to race horses and even zoo animals. It works very much in the same way as acupuncture on humans does and can be an effective treatment for many complaints.
How do I know if my pet could benefit from acupuncture?
Animals suffer from a lot of the same illnesses as us. Some of the biggest issues that Veterinary Acupuncturists treat are joint pain and arthritis, behavioral issues, digestion, allergies, and palliative care at end of life. If your pet is ill or hurting, acupuncture could be a good, natural option for treatment.
Where can I find an Acupuncturist for my pet?
Licensing varies from state to state but in New York you would
look for a practitioner who is licensed in both Veterinary Medicine and Acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine. Unfortunately our practice in Tarrytown is just for human acupuncture! But if you are looking for a recommendation, please contact us and we would be happy to refer you to a practitioner in Westchester County.