Modern Medicine, Old-Fashioned Care
Did you know there’s a way to restore your pet’s youthful spirit and energy?
Comprehensive wellness is about the mind, body and spirit—not simply the prevention and medical treatment of disease. Veterinary acupuncture offers a natural approach to optimal wellness for your pet by restoring energy, improving mobility, reducing pain, and even supporting digestive health.
As pet parents we pamper our companions with love by giving them the best care, the finest pet foods and treats, the longest belly rubs or scratches behind the ears, and the most comfortable places to rest—all of life’s little luxuries we enjoy ourselves.
Bring out your pet’s inner puppy again! Owners are full of joy when reporting their dog has returned to taking walks again, navigating stairs more easily, and socializing with renewed energy.
Yes, we all want our pets to live a long life; but sometimes we don’t realize happiness is missing until it’s restored! Bring back your pet’s vitality and youth by scheduling an acupuncture evaluation and first session today.
Veterinary acupuncture offers a natural approach to optimal wellness for your pet by restoring energy, improving mobility, reducing pain, and even supporting digestive health. Every session with certified veterinary acupuncturist Dr. Ashlea Erk or Dr. David MacDonald is provided in a quiet, comfortable setting.
- A brief examination and discussion with the owner aid in establishing the areas of focus.
- A series of tiny needles are then strategically placed on the body and gently manipulated stimulating the nervous system in order to relieve tension and pain.
- After the session, most dogs are visibly calmer, and many owners say that within a few hours, their pet is able to move with more freedom and energy.
“Zoey” – Zoey presented in a state of hind end paralysis. Her previous vet had treated her for a recent ear infection, and then without trauma, she developed a partial loss of feeling and movement in her hind limb that progressed to full paralysis within 12 hours. She lost control of her bladder and bowels, and developed an open sore on her left hind foot from contact abrasion. Radiographs did not indicate any obvious spinal or disk lesion, but the owner declined referral for further diagnostics or conventional treatment. She was treated with acupuncture intensively for a three week period, and made a dramatic improvement, quickly returning to normal.
Acupuncture helped improve the outcome and made an impression upon the owner. She was also started on Chinese herbs to correct the imbalances that caused the paralysis.
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“Our beloved Dachshund Rosco suffered a back injury and lost the use of his back legs. Dr. MacDonald and Dr. Erk used their acupuncture expertise to completely restore Rosco’s health. Amazingly he is now running around like a puppy again! I am now a believer in the healing power of acupuncture! Thanks Dr. MacDonald and Dr. Erk!” – Dave S.