Does acupuncture for dogs really work? Research shows that acupuncture can help reduce pain and inflammation and improve a pet’s quality of life.
How often should dog get acupuncture? 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 typically taper off to the minimum necessary to maintain quality of life.
Can acupuncture make my dog worse? After a session, some dogs might be tired or seem worse for a day or two, but this is rare. There are no real contraindications to acupuncture. However, dogs who have heart disease, are pregnant, have a seizure disorder or certain types of cancer shouldn’t receive electroacupuncture.
What can I expect after my dog gets acupuncture? What can I expect after I bring my dog home from acupuncture treatment? They’re usually pretty tired. It’s not so much that the needles themselves wipe the dog out. It’s that wonderful serotonin release that makes them very relaxed.