Facts about Animal Acupuncture

Facts About Animal Acupuncture

• Acupuncture is meant to complement, not replace traditional veterinary care. Animals must be seen by their veterinarian for an exam within the 2 weeks prior to their first acupuncture treatment. A copy of your veterinary receipt will be needed on the day of your first visit. This is required by Maryland law.

• Acupuncture has been used to successfully treat animals for over 3,000 years.

• Acupuncture needles are thin, stainless steel, sterilized, prepackaged, and disposed of after each use.

• Side effects of acupuncture are rare and most animals become very relaxed during treatment.