Euthanasia can be a difficult decision so we are here to help you through the process and provide a compassionate good-bye.
- Quality of life consultation and assessment
- In-home hospice care
- In-home euthanasia with dignified body care options
Acupuncture is a useful alternative treatment modality that is a research-backed option for many veterinary conditions. Acupuncture provides an alternate option when classical medical treatment is not an option, previous treatments have been unsuccessful, in conjunction with conventional treatments, and to decrease or eliminate medications.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture consists of placing needles in points located on meridians or channels that correspond to nerves, blood vessels, and muscles/tendons. Stimulation of these points alters various biochemical and physiological conditions in order to achieve a healing effect.
Does acupuncture really work?
Can it fix a broken bone? No. But it’s another tool in our toolbox to make your animal as comfortable as possible with as few side effects as possible. There are many different conditions that have been proven by peer-reviewed studies to show statistically significant improvement with acupuncture. Here is the Consensus Statement from The National Institute of Health on Acupuncture.
What conditions are acupuncture treatments useful for?
Just like the variety of medicines available in conventional medicine, there are hundreds of acupuncture points that can be selected to treat different conditions. Listed below are some of the conditions, but there are many others. Please call to see if acupuncture is right for your animal.
How long does it take to see results?
Some patients see noticeable results after as little as one treatment, but we advise clients to plan on at least three treatments to decide on its benefit for their animal's specific situation. If no or minimal results are seen after three treatments, it is unlikely that continued treatments will show any improvement. Keep in mind that acupuncture is similar to medicine – with most medications, you will not see major results after one pill, but after several treatments, you should start seeing the benefits.
Wellness Exams and Vaccines
Annual wellness exams and vaccinations are important to the health of your animal. They provide an opportunity for discussion, education and annual diagnostics to aid in prevention, early detection of diseases, and the chance to treat existing diseases appropriately.
Diagnostic tests such as blood work, urinalysis, and fecal tests are all modalities that can help determine the overall health of your animal or determine what disease may be making your furry friend sick.
Diagnostics we can provide by working with ZNLabs include: