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Pet Acupuncture in Verona & Montclair

Offering Alternative Pain Management Techniques for Your Pet

Acupuncture is a method of relieving pain and promoting wellness through the stimulation of specific points on the body. This stimulation can be through the insertion of very fine needles and/or pressure or massage applied to these points, also referred to as acupoints.

Acupuncture needles are far thinner than a standard syringe needle – more like a fine wire. As such, many pets don’t feel the insertion of the acupuncture needles at all. When properly place, your pet may feel a muscle contraction or sensation of heaviness for a few seconds when the needle is first inserted. Over 95% of patients are comfortable with acupuncture and some pets will actually fall asleep during a treatment.

The Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture’s inherent safety makes it an ideal option for health management for geriatric pets, but its benefits don’t stop there – puppies and kittens reap the benefits of acupuncture when it is used to help balance the pet’s constitution, in essence, getting them on the right track from the start to help prevent the formation of illness or disease later on.

Why You Should Consider Acupuncture for Your Pet

Speak to one of our veterinarians who can assess your pet’s specific needs and create a treatment plan that is best for your pet’s unique needs.

Acupuncture is commonly used to treat the following conditions:

  • Pain management (arthritis, muscular pain, disc problems, joint disease)
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Gastro-intestinal problems (e.g., Irritable Bowel Disease)
  • Chronic inflammatory illnesses
  • Neurological problems (seizures, radial and facial nerve paralysis)
  • Cancer
  • Skin allergies
  • Behavioral issues (e.g., fear of thunderstorms)
  • And more

Fractures, pregnancy, infectious diseases, and open wounds are some instances where use of acupuncture may not be advisable, but one of our veterinarians will be able to make this determination for you upon examining your pet.

Speak with Our Staff About Acupuncture Today

For additional information on how acupuncture may benefit your pet, call us at (973) 240-5103 or fill out our online form.

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