Acupuncture & Chiropractic Care

Acupuncture & Chiropractic Care


The benefits of acupuncture are a strong sense of well-being, decreased inflammation and increased blood flow to the area being treated.  Additional benefits can include longevity, which refers to an increase in both the quality and quantity of life. 

Acupuncture can have enormous benefits for animals with chronic (long-term) conditions such as:

  • Arthritis and back pain
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Behavioral problems (often linked to pain)
  • Digestive/bowel problems
  • Respiratory disease
  • Fatigue syndromes
  • Incontinence

The recommended veterinary acupuncture treatment frequency will depend on your dog’s condition. Typically, dogs start out receiving between one and three weekly sessions. Once the problem is under control, the number and frequency of sessions taper off to the minimum necessary to maintain quality of life. Acupuncture can alleviate pain and improve joint range of motion.

Chiropractic Care

Veterinary chiropractic is a fast-developing field that is complementary to the conventional approach.  Chiropractic manipulation is frequently performed on dogs (and puppies) and cats but can theoretically be performed on any vertebrate species.  A chiropractic adjustment is most effective for animals that have a condition with a biomechanical or neurologic origin.  

These disorders include:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • and several other disorders

By realigning the musculoskeletal system, and in particular the spine, chiropractors have found that it is possible to improve a dog’s mobility, reduce its pain and enhance its overall health and well-being, as well as the quality of its life. Treat your pet to decreased pain and better comfort through improved spinal alignment today!

Contact us at (828) 659-2060 to set up an appointment for acupuncture or chiropractic care for your pet or request a visit online.