Using Acupuncture to Help Pets with Pain

We’ve recently written about Reiki for dogs and hydrotherapy for dogs as excellent alternative treatments for dog joint pain. Now comes a story about a New York veterinarian offering acupuncture for dogs. Michelle Bousquet said acupuncture helped relieve her own sciatic pain and now she’s using it in her veterinarian practice to help animals with dog joint pain.
Michelle Bousquet tells a story in the Press Republican about a customer who’s dog couldn’t jump in and out of the car. Because the dog is older the dog owner was very hesitant to administer pain medication because of fear it would damage the dog’s liver. Acupuncture sessions have markedly improved the dog’s overall mobility.
Other dog owners mirror this story upon inquiring about FlexPet. There are so many owners who are extremely wary about giving prescribed pain medications because of liver damage and other unwanted side effects. What’s more, surgical procedures can be extremely costly for owners, even with pet insurance that can often be confusing about certain coverage and benefits. FlexPet with CM8 builds back the lost cartilage to help increase overall dog joint mobility so dogs can run around, jump into and out of cars and get plenty of exercise. This process helps drastically reduce dog joint pain.
Acupuncture Today is a medical news service. In a recent article, Acupuncturist Gordon Cohen shared his experience with pet acupuncture, detailing the success he had with several patients. He noted the results “remarkable” and explained the immediate results. “Upon my removing the needles, the dog which has been lying partially on his side jumped to his feet and scampered about, rushing to the owner’s feet excitedly. The dog needed no further encouragement and ran to the stairs after my surprised friend who had reported that stair climbing had become difficult for the dog. Later, she reported that while on their afternoon walk the dog has been able to lift his leg.”
Realizing it’s still a relatively new service, Michelle Bousquet offers acupuncture for dogs at about $40 for sessions that last between 45 – 60 minutes.
But relieving the pressure points through acupuncture for dogs is just one part of the equation. “Part of the reason why so many people see great results with FlexPet is because it’s important to also build back the lost or damaged cartilage between the joints,” said Janice Grabowski of Evansville, Ind.
For more stories of success on pet acupuncture check out Acupuncture Today.

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