HOW CAN ACUPUNCTURE BENEFIT MY DOG?
1. Pain management is one of the most common uses for acupuncture, often in conjunction with a more traditional treatment plan.
2. Musculoskeletal problems such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, or nerve injuries can respond to acupuncture. It is often employed during rehabilitation after an injury. Carefully monitoring a healing pet is important; without the feeling of pain, a dog can re-injure him or herself with over-activity.
3. Skin problems like allergic dermatitis, granulomas, or hot spots may respond well to acupuncture treatment because increased circulation can improve healing, while pain reduction will reduce a dog’s overgrooming or itching responses.
4. Gastrointestinal problems like nausea and diarrhea can be aided by the increased blood flow from acupuncture. It may also help normalize digestive activity by stimulating digestive secretions.
5. Respiratory problems like asthma and allergies can benefit from the immune-calming, anti-inflammatory capabilities of acupuncture.
A partial list of conditions proven to respond to veterinary acupuncture includes:
- Hip dysplasia
- Traumatic nerve injuries
- Degenerative joint disease
- Lick granulomas
- Allergic skin conditions
- Disease of the spinal cord
- Reproductive problems
- Endocrine disorders
- Immune function
- Systemic inflammatory conditions
Sarah Urban, DVM is accepting clients for acupuncture and laser therapy at Doglicious Spa & Wellness Center. Her experience and education include certifications in canine rehabilitation, mixed animal acupuncture, veterinary spinal manipulation therapy, postural rehabilitation and veterinary food therapy. She is currently completing her master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine at the Chi Institute.Sarah’s research interests include: equine lymphedema, advances in rehabilitation therapy and herbal medicine for cancer. She is a member of College of Animal Chiropractors, Inc. (CoAC). Urban currently sits on the board of research for McQueen Animal Chiropractic and Research Institute and is also a researching veterinarian for The Holistic Equine Academy of Lymphedema, known as HEAL, an equine lymphedema awareness group. Dr. Urban is well qualified and very talented, bringing state of the art expertise and information to clients, as well as compassionate and comforting care to her patients. Sarah’s special interests include horseback riding, tending to her hobby farm, hiking, and traveling. Book your appointment online or Call us at (717) 482-8578 to book your appointment today!
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