JO KNOX (VETERINARY SURGEON) HAS OVER 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE OFFERING WESTERN VETERINARY ACUPUNCTURE FOR ALL ANIMALS, INCLUDING DOGS, CATS AND HORSES.
£31 - Per Session (30 mins)
Acupuncture - FAQs
You and your pet are welcomed into the treatment room (you can wait in the car or waiting room if you don't wish to observe).
We will make sure your pet is comfortable on our soft mats, ideally lying down.
Needle insertion - Jo will insert acupuncture needles at various depths at specific locations.
Needle manipulation - Jo may gently move or twirl the needles after placement. In some cases, Jo may apply mild electrical pulses to the needles.
Needle removal - After the needles have remained in place for the appropriate length of time (dependent on condition - usually around 20-25 mins), Jo will gently remove the needles.
Which conditions can benefit from acupuncture?
Degenerative joint disease, also known as osteoarthritis
Spinal conditions, including intervertebral disc disease
Skin conditions, such as lick granulomas and dermatitis
Urinary tract conditions, such as cystitis
And many more..
How often will my pet need acupuncture?
We always recommend starting once a week for the first four weeks. After this initial period, we will discuss what frequency is required for your pet depending on how they are managing. For long-term conditions, we usually aim to reduce to one session a month for maintenance.
Does it hurt?
No, the feeling is rarely unpleasant - the feeling differs for each individual animal, but usually results in a sensation of deep aching, pressure, swelling or numbness. Most often they fall asleep!
The acupuncture needles are less than one-quarter of the diameter of a needle used for injection, and a technique is used to tap the needles through the skin which prevents sensory nerves from registering sharp pain.
Can I stay with my pet during their treatment?
Yes, you are welcome to come in for your pet's treatment. Due to COVID-19, we just ask that you wear a mask unless medically exempt.
For general FAQs, head to our FAQs page!
Including questions on bookings, insurance and veterinary consent.