Pet AcupunctureHere at Cornerstone Animal Hospital, we are pleased to be able to offer acupuncture for our clients.

Acupuncture is when a set of needles is inserted into parts of the animal to promote healing. Each acupuncture point has a specific goal. This technique has been used in various veterinary practices for thousands of years and will treat any ailment. Although acupuncture will not cure every condition, it will work extremely well when there is an issue.

Small dogs and large dogs will actually respond to acupuncture differently. Small dogs will typically come and receive acupuncture because of musculoskeletal problems such as arthritis, intervertebral disk disease, or traumatic nerve injury. They also come in for skin problems such as lick granulomas and allergic dermatitis. Large dogs can often suffer from joint and tendon issues as they age due to their size. Acupuncture is a great way to combat the issues that larger breeds face because of the wear on their body that occurs over time.

Large animals will benefit from acupuncture a little bit differently but for similar problems. Some of these include musculoskeletal problems such as sore backs or downer cow syndrome, respiratory problems, reproductive problems, and gastrointestinal problems such as nonsurgical colic.

Cats are another animal that benefit from acupuncture. They receive behavioral benefits such as being more relaxed, social, and youthful. Acupuncture also helps cats with issues such as pain, inflammation, urinary problems, as well as a host of other issues.

Even animals such as ferrets, birds, and other exotic pets can be helped by acupuncture treatments. A number of conditions can be improved with acupuncture, including endocrine, respiratory, digestive, and thyroid problems. Exotic pets can also gain relief from asthma, hypertension, traumatic injuries, and immune issues.

Our helpful and friendly staff will work with you and your pet to ensure that he or she gets the best experience possible. We have seen many animals heal from acupuncture and would love to assist your pet receive these same benefits as well.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at (417) 623-3080 if you have any questions about acupuncture.