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Benefits Of Acupuncture For Pets
November 1, 2022
Here at Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital, we are happy to provide our adorable patients with a mix of modern and holistic care. One treatment that we are thrilled to offer on the holistic side is acupuncture. Acupuncture has become quite popular in veterinary medicine, and with good reason. It’s not only very effective, it also offers some unique and wonderful benefits. A Kerrville TX vet lists some of them below.


Acupuncture can be used to treat many different medical issues in pets. Some of these include intervertebral disc disease, nerve pain, arthritis, degenerative joint disease, hormonal and/or metabolic conditions, diabetes mellitus, liver or kidney disease, skin conditions, and gastrointestinal problems, to name a few. It can also be used to help pets recover from surgery or injuries.


Safety is always a big consideration when choosing treatments for our furry patients. Acupuncture has no known side effects. The main possibility would be the chance of a needle breaking, and the odds of that are slim to none.


Acupuncture treatment plans are always customized, based on the pet, their needs, and, once treatment starts, the response. Your vet will be able to determine how many sessions are needed, and can adjust as needed.

Perfect Pairing

Acupuncture can be used safely in conjunction with many modern treatment options. This allows us to provide the best of both worlds … and often, the best possible outcome.


Although acupuncture may not sound pleasant, it actually doesn’t hurt. In fact, some of our patients fall asleep during sessions!

No Aftercare

Pets don’t need any special aftercare after treatments, aside from a good nap and perhaps a special treat. (Note: Your furry friend may seem stiff or sore right after their appointment: this is normal and expected. However, that should fade quickly.)

No Drugs

Acupuncture does not require any medication. That’s a huge plus! We understand that many people are wary about giving their pets drugs. Plus, some of our patients cannot safely take certain drugs. For instance, pooches with liver issues cannot safely take tetracycline, an antibiotic.

Happy Pets

We wouldn’t offer acupuncture if we didn’t believe in it. It’s wonderful to see pets feeling better with treatment! Seeing visible improvements is always very special and rewarding for us. Do you think your pooch could benefit from acupuncture? Contact us, your Kerrville TX veterinary clinic, today!
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