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Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese medical practice, has shown promising results in dogs, addressing various conditions like arthritis, chronic pain, anxiety, and more. At Vet At Your Door, we understand the unique benefits of this holistic approach. By integrating acupuncture into our mobile veterinary services, we can bring this gentle, effective treatment right to your pet’s familiar and comfortable home environment. We also often combine it with cold laser therapy. Our Fear Free certified approach ensures your pet's comfort and stress-free experience throughout the procedure.

Here are some questions we've received about acupuncture for dogs. 


What is acupuncture for dogs?

Acupuncture involves inserting thin needles into specific points on a dog's body to promote healing and pain relief. It can treat conditions like arthritis, chronic pain, digestive disorders, and more. At Vet At Your Door, we can perform acupuncture in your home, making the experience as stress-free as possible for your pet.


Is acupuncture painful for dogs?

Acupuncture is virtually painless for dogs. While some may feel slight discomfort initially, many relax and even fall asleep during sessions. At Vet At Your Door, we ensure your pet's comfort during each session, adhering to our Fear Free practices.

What are the benefits of acupuncture for dogs?

Acupuncture can relieve chronic pain, arthritis, stiffness, anxiety, and aid in recovery from injuries. At Vet At Your Door, our in-home services can enhance these benefits by providing treatment in a familiar, calming environment.

Are there side effects to acupuncture in dogs?

Acupuncture has minimal risks and side effects, typically limited to temporary sleepiness or minor bleeding at needle sites. Vet At Your Door prioritizes your pet's safety, ensuring a smooth and reassuring acupuncture experience.

What conditions can acupuncture treat in dogs?

Acupuncture can treat a wide range of conditions, including mobility issues, pain management, and various chronic conditions. At Vet At Your Door, we assess your pet's individual needs to provide the most effective treatment plan.

How does acupuncture work for arthritis in dogs?

For dogs with arthritis, acupuncture can reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and improve mobility. Our team at Vet At Your Door can combine acupuncture with other treatments like cold laser therapy to maximize comfort and healing.

What should I expect during an acupuncture session for my dog?

Sessions typically last 20-30 minutes, focusing on your dog's comfort. At Vet At Your Door, we create a soothing atmosphere, ensuring your pet is relaxed throughout the treatment.

How many treatments are required for effective results?

The number of sessions varies based on the condition being treated. Usually we start with weekly appointments, then decrease frequency over time, with most animals needing monthly appointments to manage conditions such as arthritis.  Our team at Vet At Your Door will develop a personalized plan for your pet's specific needs.

How much does dog acupuncture cost?

The initial acupuncture consultation is between $200-$300, with follow-up appointments less expensive.  Due to the nature of us coming to you, there is also a trip fee. At Vet At Your Door, we'll provide a clear cost structure before beginning treatment.

How do I know if acupuncture is right for my dog?

Acupuncture is suitable for many dogs, but a consultation is necessary to determine its appropriateness. Our team at Vet At Your Door will conduct a thorough assessment to ensure acupuncture is a fitting choice for your pet.

In summary, acupuncture offers a holistic, minimally invasive treatment option for various canine conditions, contributing to overall well-being and pain management. At Vet At Your Door, we bring this therapeutic option to your home, ensuring a Fear Free and comfortable experience for your pet. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (207) 536-8387, email, or fill out our online form. Trust us to provide compassionate, professional care tailored to your pet's individual needs.


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