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  • Dog Acupuncture in Oxford | Boundary Vets

Oxfords Dog Acupuncture is the practice of inserting fine, solid needles into the body to assist in pain relief. 

It is believed to function by inhibiting pain signals in the neurological system and promoting the production of more endogenous painkillers by the brain and central nervous system. It is applied in conjunction with other modalities to treat painful ailments. Although stimulating nerves, acupuncture needles do not result in unpleasant pain sensations. In Oxford, animals may occasionally react to this feeling as though they are expecting pain, but when it does not materialise, they relax.

Throughout the procedure, they frequently grow calm and drowsy and typically accept the tiny needles rather well. When they return to the practice, they frequently seem eager about the upcoming therapy.

This noninvasive, sedation-free procedure is performed in the consultation room and is very well received by most patients. Dog Acupuncture in Oxford

Treatment plans will be discussed with you by the therapist; depending on the issue we are attempting to resolve, they may vary. We will assess the efficacy of dog acupuncture after four weeks based on your dog's health and response. If so, we'll come up with a strategy that usually involves reducing the dosage to extend the intended result.

Dog acupuncture is quite safe when done correctly. There are very few circumstances when dog acupuncture in Oxford is inappropriate, therefore a veterinary acupuncturist can provide you with advice.

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Acupuncture for dogs in Oxford

For a number of reasons, the most prevalent being discomfort, your dog may benefit from dog acupuncture in Oxford. This usually refers to pain from arthritis and strains on the muscles caused by bony spine deformities and disc damage. Responses to different kinds of pain could exist.

After the examination, many body parts will have needles inserted and frequently moved or stimulated in our nearby Oxford clinic. Unlike medicine, there is no set "dose" for acupuncture; instead, the right quantity is established by your veterinarian based on how your dog responds to the treatment both before and after. It's possible for them to feel calm and sleepy during the process.

When dogs go home, they frequently fall asleep soundly and for long periods of time. This is a good sign that your dog will gain a lot from receiving dog acupuncture. Don't panic if they don't appear to be asleep; it doesn't mean they won't answer. Your dog may occasionally behave a bit more exuberant than normal, but this is also a good indication. To prevent them from going overboard, try to keep them calm for the remainder of the day.

When your dog receives acupuncture in Oxford and does not respond well to it, treat him or her as normal. If you plan to make changes to your pet's diet, medication, or exercise routine, consult your veterinarian first.

Three Possible Reactions to Dog Acupuncture Treatment: 

  • They could come out as tougher or uncomfortable. They will recover again and should be in better condition than they were a day or two ago. However, you must inform your veterinarian so they can adjust the prescription for the subsequent instance.

  • It is possible that you will receive any response at all. This is always discouraging, but it doesn't mean your dog won't get better; instead, it can mean that your dog needs a little more time, or that the results of the first therapy weren't significant enough for you to see. It is hard to say if they won't respond till after the fourth therapy. Not every dog is an acupuncture "responder."

  • There might be an advancement. This might occur at any point in the three days that follow treatment. It is likely that before the next session, the symptoms we are attempting to treat will resurface, but that is OK. With each subsequent treatment, the advantages will endure longer, maybe removing your dog's need for more treatments for some time.

For any other information relating to dog acupuncture in Oxford, please get in touch with us on 01235 538721