Your pet’s wellness goes beyond grooming and kibble. Along with its other services, Riley’s Ranch offers acupuncture for your furry family members, so that your pets can live life pain-free.
What is pet acupuncture?
Veterinary acupuncture is a form of complementary therapy that involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on an animal's body. The goal of acupuncture is to stimulate the body's natural healing mechanisms and improve overall health and well-being. Acupuncture can help manage many conditions in pets, ranging from general pain to digestive issues.
Curious about animal acupuncture for your pet?
Here's a few answers to some of the most common questions we get about pet acupuncture
Depending on your pet’s condition, treatments can be administered as needed, or they may benefit from a more consistent and routine treatment plan. Acute issues like paralysis may require several sessions a week, while treatments for arthritic pain management may only be needed once a quarter once they are in the maintenance phase. These processes can be altered depending on how your pet responds to treatment. Also, most start yawning and relax or fall asleep during treatments.
The only people that are allowed to administer pet acupuncture are licensed veterinarians that are certified in veterinary acupuncture. The founder of Riley’s Ranch is also our on-staff veterinarian, so she performs all acupuncture treatments. We also have a few staff members trained in using lasers to pinpoint acupuncture locations without using needles.
Pet acupuncture can offer numerous benefits to animals, including reducing pain and inflammation, promoting relaxation, improving circulation, boosting the immune system, and supporting overall health and well-being. It can also address a range of specific conditions such as arthritis, digestive issues, hip dysplasia, hot spots, and other side effects caused by diseases. The American Veterinary Medical Association recognizes pet acupuncture as a safe and viable practice when administered by veterinarians with extensive experience.
Pet owners should consider acupuncture if their pet is experiencing any chronic or acute conditions. If traditional veterinary care has not provided sufficient relief or has resulted in unwanted side effects, acupuncture may be a viable alternative or complement. Additionally, acupuncture can be used as a preventative measure to maintain optimal pet health and well-being.