Healing Pets with Dog and Cat Acupuncture in Hingham, MA

Oral medications are not the only solution to painful, life-limiting conditions in pets. At Old Derby Animal Hospital, we proudly offer dog and cat acupuncture in Hingham, MA, an alternative therapy derived from ancient Chinese medicine. Acupuncture has been used successfully for thousands of years to treat humans. Today, it has also proven useful for treating dogs, cats, and other small animals with muscle pain, nervous system disorders, and more. If you’re interested in an alternative for your pet, acupuncture could be the next step in their treatment.

Is your pet a candidate for acupuncture? Let’s find out.

How Does Cat and Dog Acupuncture Treatment Work?

Dr. Kathryn Gorski is our certified veterinary acupuncturist. With her skill and experience, she can tailor your pet’s treatment to suit them for the the best possible outcome. During treatment, she places very fine needles at specific “acupoints” on the body (typically where muscle, blood vessels, and nerve bundles converge).

When these needles are placed, they stimulate the release of endorphins and other hormones which help to relieve pain and boost healing. Placement of the acupuncture needles should not cause your pet any pain; on the contrary, it may actually calm them!

Dog and Cat Acupuncture in Hingham, MA

What are the Main Benefits of Veterinary Acupuncture?

When used together with other therapies (such as medication and laser therapy), acupuncture treatment can benefit pets in many positive ways, including:

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Relieving pain
  • Relieving muscle spasms and joint stiffness
  • Improving circulation
  • Stimulating the nerves
  • Reducing nausea and increasing appetite

What We Can Treat with Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats

Pet acupuncture is a versatile tool that can help pets with all kinds of health issues, such as:

  • Disorders of the nervous system
  • Neurological issues
  • Gastrointestinal issues caused by metabolic disorders or cancer
  • Muscle pain/spasms
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Skin disorders
  • Respiratory issues
  • ...and more