Is your pet in pain? When conventional medications and therapies fail to work, consider scheduling an acupuncture appointment with Germantown Veterinary Services to manage your pet’s pain and help your pet feel better. Keep reading for more information about acupuncture and its benefits for pets.
What is Veterinary Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese Medicine that has been used for over three thousand years. It operates under the philosophy of energies called qi (pronounced “chi”) that flow through the body. When this flow is interrupted or when there is an excess of flowing energy, illness can form in the body. Although typically we associate acupuncture with humans, a lot of evidence shows how animal acupuncture also poses benefits! Just like in a human, the imbalance of energy can cause illness for an animal. At Germantown Vet, we use acupuncture in attempt to balance the qi of your pet.
Benefits of Animal Acupuncture
Animal Acupuncture has many benefits for both pet and owner:
Arthritis—As pets get older, their joints begin to become more stiff, which causes a loss of mobility and increased fatigue. Many animals even develop arthritis in their later years. Acupuncture can help regulate the energy in these joints, allowing cats and dogs to be more active and manage their pain better.
Gastrointestinal Disorders—As pets age, their stomachs often become more sensitive to various pathogens and even food allergies. It’s not uncommon for older dogs and cats to have more instances of the flu, stomach viruses and other stomach problems. Animal acupuncture can help alleviate some of the nausea and gastrointestinal discomfort that many pets experience with age. It’s also a great therapy for pets that are undergoing chemotherapy or aggressive cancer treatments.
General Quality of Life—Even if your dog or cat seems healthy and happy, wouldn’t you consider improving their well-being even more? Although your pet doesn’t have any serious health issues, animal acupuncture is a great way to improve the happiness and extend the healthy life of your pet. Try using acupuncture as a way to maintain your pet’s optimal health!
Why Animal Acupuncture?
Often, westerners are hesitant to try this alternative medicine. Many simple aren’t convinced that acupuncture poses many benefits for humans, let alone for animals. But it’s important to remember that when traditional methods of animal health care don’t seem to work, many pet owners are eager to try any and all alternative options if it means their dog or cat feels better. Don’t hesitate to try animal acupuncture today. If you would like to learn more, our Germantown Vet team can help you make an educated decision.
If you think that your pet would benefit from animal acupuncture, or are curious to try acupuncture on your pet at a licensed animal hospital in Damascus, Germantown, and other areas of Montgomery County Maryland, contact Germantown Veterinary Clinic today!