PETS VETS AND ACUPUNCTURE
Acupuncture brings cat back to health.
Veterinarian Paul Wittke at Battle Ground Veterinary Clinic uses Acupuncture in his treatments. Wittke said he personally had a shoulder injury and was desperate for pain relief, so he tried acupuncture.
"It really helped me and I thought 'My God, the things I could do for my patients with this'," Wittke said. He said acupuncture can help control epilepsy and ease arthritis in pets.
The owner John Hassell Hassell said a change in diet and regular acupuncture sessions has brought his cat back to her energetic self. "I would tell people that my cat was getting acupuncture. They would laugh and say 'Well, why would you do that?'," Hassell said. "I would say 'My cat has no judgment. She doesn't know if it works or it doesn't work'. It has had a 100% benefit to her."
MAINLY DOGS AND CATS
Dr. Karen Mitchell Lanz based in Louisville, she is a veterinary acupuncturist listed with the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture. The majority of her patients tend to be older, arthritic dogs. Cats constitute only about 30 percent of her business. Although acupuncture can be successfully used with other animals, and Lanz knows people who have treated dolphins, iguanas and manatees, she works only on cats and dogs.
ACUPUNCTURE FOR PETS
The Charlotte Street Animal Hospital in Asheville,NC with its team of animal healthcare professionals is providing Acupuncture for animal and pet health.
ANIMAL HOSPITAL USES ACUPUNCTURE
Jefferson Animal Hospital BATON ROUGE uses pet Acupuncture to help pets with pain following an injury or surgery. Dr. Larry McCaskill is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and uses natural treatments to help pets enjoy pain relief when traditional methods, like anti-inflammatories, are ineffective.
ACUPUNCTURE used on CAMEL at Brookfield Zoo Chicago
Veterinarians around the country say they are seeing a greater demand for Acupuncture treatments for pets and animals. Dr. Barbara Royal, a vet in private practice in Chicago, says she has been fully booked virtually since the day she received her acupuncture license eight years ago. "People were desperate for it," she said. Dr. Royal uses the technique mostly on cats and dogs hobbled by arthritis, but recently she was called to Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, where she regularly uses acupuncture to alleviate arthritis in a 1,600-pound Bactrian camel. The camel is now able to run again for the first time in years.
"I think the trend in animals is correlating with what's happening in humans," she said. "There's a holistic movement out there, and if people have found something that works for them, they want it for their pets, too."
TROTTING RACE HORSE HAS MIRACLE RECOVERY WITH ACUPUNCTURE
Vi Et Animo, who overcame the backmark of 30m to win the Wyndham Cup, NZ had undergone extensive acupuncture treatment since his previous start.
"He tore a muscle in his back and could barely walk after the Invercargill Cup NZ[January 29]," Brent Shirley, the driver of Vi Et Animo, said. Shirley is closely involved with the training of Vi Et Animo.
"I had the vet, Phil Burns, look at him and he suggested his wife, Dana, could do acupuncture on the horse. "She treated Vi Et Animo five or six times and ended up with up to 50 needles in him. I have only seen ACUPUNCTURE done in England."