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Acupuncture for Pets

According to Live Science, acupuncture is a medical practice that uses thin needles to penetrate the skin which helps stimulate certain points in the body, alleviating pain or helping to treat various health conditions. It is a key component in Chinese medicine and has been practiced on humans for thousands of years.

The use of acupuncture for pets has become more common in recent years because its value and benefits are more known. Acupuncture isn’t just used as a pain reliever, it is also used to help treat a variety of conditions.

What can acupuncture treat?


Muscle injury and nervous system conditions


Vomiting and diarrhea

Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD)

Skin conditions

Chronic kidney disease

Urinary issues

Eye problems

Wounds/ lick granulomas

Arthritis and joint pain

Ear infections

Acupuncture is not a “one size fits all.” The length of treatment as well as how many treatments are needed is unique to your pet and their needs. After evaluating your pet and their symptoms, a practicing vet will come up with a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan.

Remember, acupuncture is used as a tool to complement Western medicine, not replace it completely. It can be a great complementary option for our pets’ wellness needs.

To learn more about the acupuncture services we offer or to schedule an appointment, please call The Hungry Puppy Wellness Clinic at 732-938-4470 ext. 103