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Could your furry family member benefit from natural pain relief?

Acupuncture is an excellent tool for helping animals live more comfortable lives. Best of all, it’s all natural so there’s no risk of harmful side effects that some pharmaceuticals can cause. This makes it particularly favorable for elderly pets or those who are unable to tolerate medication.

West Greenwich Animal Hospital is pleased to offer acupuncture with Dr. Katee LoMonaco DVM, cVMA .

What is veterinary acupuncture?

Acupuncture operates under the theory that when the body’s natural energy source becomes disrupted, pain and sickness can occur. To address this without medication, acupuncture needles are gently inserted into specific points along the body, triggering a cellular response in the targeted area. This restores the body’s energy, thereby promoting healing and reducing pain.

What conditions can be treated through acupuncture?

Acupuncture can be used to address a wide variety of health concerns. It can also be used to boost the immune system and support ongoing wellness. Some of the conditions commonly treated with acupuncture include:

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Joint Problems
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Digestive Issues
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Senior Pet Health

How many treatments will my pet need?

The results of acupuncture can sometimes be seen after only a few sessions. That said, every pet is different. The specific condition, its severity and several other factors will help the doctor determine how many treatments are needed. Once your pet has been evaluated, Dr. LoMonaco will provide you with an individualized treatment recommendation that’s specific to your pet.

If your pet is struggling with pain or mobility issues or could just use a little more balance, acupuncture could be the ideal solution. Contact us today to learn more or schedule a consultation.