At Millbrook Valley Animal Hospital, Dr. Hannah Pope can provide veterinary acupuncture treatment for cats and dogs for pain relief and to supplement other rehabilitative therapies.

Please Note: Veterinary acupuncture requires a referral from your primary care veterinarian.

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Acupuncture to Support Healing & Recovery

Veterinary acupuncture is a holistic approach to animal healthcare that involves inserting thin needles into specific points in a dog or cat’s body. This ancient practice is based on the belief that stimulating these points can help restore balance and promote healing in the body.

It is commonly used to alleviate pain, improve mobility and address various health conditions in cats and dogs.

At Millbrook Valley Animal Hospital, we feel that using acupuncture as a supplement to medical therapy can help restore your pet's health and vitality.

Acupuncture, Millbrook

Meet Dr. Hannah Pope

Dr. Hannah Pope is a Millbrook Valley Animal Hospital veterinarian specializing in acupuncture for cats and dogs. She combines her knowledge of veterinary medicine with the practice of acupuncture to provide all-around care for her furry patients.

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Common Uses for Acupuncture

Our vets may recommend the use of acupuncture or other types of Chinese medicine for a number of issues, including:

  • Dermatology & Skin Issues

    Acupuncture treatment can promote increased circulation, which can help with hot spots, granulomas, and allergic dermatitis. It can also improve healing and alleviate pain, resulting in less itching and over-grooming.

  • Gastrointestinal Issues

    Acupuncture may stimulate digestive secretions, thereby promoting healthy digestive activity. Increased blood flow may help treat conditions like diarrhea or nausea.

  • Musculoskeletal Issues

    Acupuncture is commonly used for injury rehabilitation. Acupuncture is also effective in treating conditions like arthritis, nerve injuries, and hip dysplasia.

  • Pain Management

    Medical treatments, such as chemotherapy, can be extremely uncomfortable for your pet. They are frequently used in conjunction with acupuncture to alleviate discomfort and aid your cat or dog's recovery from illness.

  • Respiratory Issues

    Acupuncture treatment can help with asthma, allergies, and other conditions by calming the immune system and reducing inflammation.

The Benefits

Acupuncture for cats and dogs provides a number of benefits, including:

  • Pets in poor health will benefit from the lack of systemic side effects
  • Helps relax muscles and relieve pain
  • Improves metabolic waste removal from the body 
  • Promotes an increased blood flow which boosts oxygen in tissues 

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