Frequently Asked Questions

1.  Does acupuncture hurt?

Many animals do not even feel the needles.  Some will react by twitching their skin when the needles are placed.  Almost all animals relax during the treatment, especially if the treatment is performed in a safe and quiet environment for the animal.

2.  Do they feel better right away?

Actually, no.  They may be lethargic and quiet for 24 hours but owners will usually see a positive change in 48 hours.

3.  How often does my pet need acupuncture? 

We recommend at least 3 treatments 1-2 weeks apart.  For severe conditions (paresis/paralysis) more intensive treatment may be necessary.