Where conventional medicine is not applicable, acupuncture could help your pet to cope with conditions such as chronic arthritis or back pain.
Acupuncture is surprisingly well tolerated by all types of animals including dogs, cats and rabbits and response is seen in around 85% of animals. A typical session involves examining the pet for sore areas and using the fine needles to stimulate the nerves in the area to “normalise” responses to the stimulus. An average session includes 10 minutes of needles being in place.
Usually a series of 4 weekly sessions are recommended to give the best response and these can be organised at our three surgeries.
Acupuncture can be used to help the following conditions:
- Muscle injuries – acute or chronic
- Hip or elbow dysplasia
- Post operative pain
- Cruciate rupture pain
- Bladder/urinary incontinence
- Lick wounds/granulomas
- Chronic idiopathic cystitis
Caroline Colborne-Baber has been trained in acupuncture and has had success with many of her patients. If you are interested in trying acupuncture for your pet, book an appointment with Caroline or call our Luton Surgery for more information: 01582 727571