Alternative Therapies for Pets
Kindness Animal Hospital offers acupuncture and laser therapy treatments for dogs and cats. Both treatments work well in conjunction with traditional forms of veterinary medicine.
Acupuncture has been used for centuries for various human medical conditions and has been growing in popularity as an adjunctive treatment for many conditions in our veterinary patients.
Dr. Neunzig, our certified acupuncturist, can help with many conditions your pet may be experiencing, including:
- Chronic and acute pain
- Musculoskeletal diseases – soft tissue injuries, neck and back pain, arthritis
- Neurologic diseases
- Nerve injuries or paralysis
- General weakness
- Behavioral problems
Veterinary Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is noninvasive and effective in treating pain resulting from acute and chronic conditions. The light from the laser penetrates the tissues to induce a biological response in the cells. It reduces pain and inflammation and leads to faster healing. Most treatments only take a few minutes, and the process does not require sedation or medication.
Laser therapy has been successful in treating conditions such as:
- Post-surgical pain
- Degenerative joint disease
- Spinal disease
- Hip dysplasia
Both acupuncture and laser therapy treatments are a safe and relaxing experience for pets. In fact, many pets become so relaxed during their treatments that they even fall asleep! To learn more about our therapeutic treatments, or to schedule an appointment for your pet, please call us at (301) 949-2511.