Veterinary Acupuncture

Pet Acupuncture at MountainView Veterinary Hospital

At MountainView Veterinary Hospital serving Rockaway, Denville, and surrounding areas, we always strive to offer the best treatment methods for your pets. As much as we use conventional medicine in treatment, we also incorporate holistic techniques like acupuncture. This therapy comes with several benefits and is very effective for naturally treating particular conditions. Our veterinary team can provide a thorough assessment of your pet's current health to see if acupuncture is right for him or her.


What Is Pet Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a treatment method that focuses on restoring the body's natural energy balance and promoting healing. During treatment, needles are inserted into a pet's body at specific points where blood vessels and nerves converge. The needles enhance blood circulation and trigger your nervous system to release endorphins which work as the body's natural pain relievers. Acupuncture can be used solely or together with conventional medicine, depending on your pet's condition.

Acupuncture is very effective for treating various conditions that affect pets. However, not all pets can be treated using this technique. Some conditions may make a pet unsuitable for treatment. That's why our veterinarians will always assess your pet's medical history and conduct tests before performing acupuncture. Acupuncture causes little to no discomfort, and sessions often last between 10 to 30 minutes. Your pet may need more than one session for optimal results. It all depends on what condition he or she is being treated for.

What Can Pet Acupuncture Treat?

Some common conditions we can treat using acupuncture include:

  • Gastrointestinal issues such as nausea and vomiting
  • Musculoskeletal problems like arthritis
  • Respiratory illnesses such as feline asthma

How Safe Is Pet Acupuncture?            

We understand that the safety of your animal's procedure is usually a big concern as a pet owner. However, acupuncture is a safe therapy, and its rate of adverse side effects is very low. The only adverse side effects your pet may experience are slight discomfort and redness around the area where the needle was inserted, but that will clear up within a few hours. However, these side effects are very rare, and we will test your pet to ensure acupuncture is right for him or her beforehand.

Visit Our Animal Hospital for Acupuncture for Your Pet in Rockaway or Denville

Acupuncture does not replace medication. Our veterinarians use this form of therapy in tandem with other pet care services at our facility. Our team at MountainView Veterinary Hospital in Rockaway and Denville provides a wide range of veterinary services at our state-of-the-art facility to help pets get back to living healthy and happy lives. To learn more about whether or not acupuncture is right for your pet, contact our team today. Contact us at (973) 709-8958 to learn more about how we can help. Spanish appointments are also available!

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