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Mon, Dec 10 | By Rebecca Andrews | 630

US – Dogs suffering from everything from arthritis to cancer are trying out the newest trend in veterinary medicine – acupuncture. Dr. John Oullette, a certified veterinary acupuncturist in Madison, Connecticut says that it is believ… more ›

Newest Trend In Veterinary Medicine
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Katie M.
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Katie M.
4 years ago

All those needles would give my dog a heart attack!

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EddieWayne
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EddieWayne
5 years ago

If it works, I say do it.

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Joan R.
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Joan R.
5 years ago

It's good to know that there are some other options available to complement traditional treatments.

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natalie
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natalie
5 years ago

very informative

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J O.
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J O.
5 years ago

I would try this for my dog with hip dysplasia if I had the money to do it every week.

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Jessica T.
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Jessica T.
5 years ago

I have heard people rant and rave about this treatment option, and I would love to try for my dog and myself. Both of us suffer from joint pain, and it would be nice to do something more natural than take pain pills every time it rains.

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Jodi S.
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Jodi S.
5 years ago

I briefly worked for a vet who offered acupuncture to her clients, and it did seem to make a real difference for their comfort. For dogs who need more than just drugs to help with mobility, it's a great option.

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Robin W.
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Robin W.
5 years ago

It's good to know this from someone who actually saw the positive effects. Sometimes you don't know for sure what to believe. I'm glad that is has helped some animals.

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Jodi S.
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Jodi S.
5 years ago

I also know someone online who had an arthritic corgi with EPI (enzyme pancreatic insufficiency I believe) who really benefited from acupuncture. Due to her other medical issues, medication was a more dangerous option, but the acupuncture really made her feel better.

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Suzanne L.
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Suzanne L.
5 years ago

I would go for it if it was available in this area and my dog needed help for chronic pain.

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sandy h.
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sandy h.
5 years ago

I haven't heard of doing acupuncture on animals before. I guess if it helps them then it's a good thing

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Wilma T.
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Wilma T.
5 years ago

Acupuncture and chiropractic treatments work for me. If ever I felt my pets needed this type of therapy I would certainly seek out a practitioner.

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E G.
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E G.
5 years ago

I hope it catches on. There's something to it, and in general it's so much more humane.

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Lisa  C.
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Lisa C.
5 years ago

it works on people, why not animals. so does chiropractic and massage therapy.

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Michele C.
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Michele C.
5 years ago

Our local community actually has a Vet/Chiropractor/Accupuncture specialist. She pretty much specializes in race horse and is kept busy all the time.

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Oldmaidcatwoman
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Oldmaidcatwoman
5 years ago

The neighbor's Lab received accupuncture and seemed to show a big improvement in her hips.

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Bonnie K.
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Bonnie K.
5 years ago

Some race track Vets have used this for years.

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George H.
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George H.
5 years ago

It works for some people, why not some dogs?

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deb a.
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deb a.
5 years ago

acupuncture has been around for along time and it works good on humans if it can help dogs go for it

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Jessica T.
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Jessica T.
5 years ago

I have seen even the most anxious and crazy dogs do well with this form of therapy. A few needles go in, and you see all the tension and nerves leave the body. I am not sure if I would do it for my own dog, but there are people who rant and rave about it.

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Wanda & Veronica ;.
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Wanda & Veronica ;.
5 years ago

I can see it if it really works. My dog would never lay still for it. Now for my cat who I don't think he would lay still but could benefit from it possibly in the future. I hope that he will not have to suffer through pain though.

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Leslieanne S C.
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Leslieanne S C.
5 years ago

Acupuncture has been around for along time and has been beneficial for humans, so why not give it a try for animals. I would use it with traditional medicine and careful monitoring at first and go from there.

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Tina R.
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Tina R.
5 years ago

Acupuncture has been used in horse vets practices for many years. My first horse Darcy had Nevicular disease and we treated it with acupuncture and it was very succesful.

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Michaelyn
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Michaelyn
5 years ago

Interesting.

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ArthurCurtis
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ArthurCurtis
5 years ago

Acupuncture has long helped humans. Nt all, but some. It should definitely be used on animals

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Michaelyn
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Michaelyn
5 years ago

Interesting.

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Whickums
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Whickums
5 years ago

Acupuncture is something I've always been interested to try on myself. I think my dogs would have a hard time staying still for a bunch of needles.

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JoAnn C.
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JoAnn C.
5 years ago

I've heard acupuncture works wonders but didn't realize they were doing it on dogs. If is really helps great.

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Rusty  K.
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Rusty K.
5 years ago

They must be well behaved dogs to stay still.

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Terry F.
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Terry F.
5 years ago

I'm certainly all for it! I've heard some very positive things about acupuncture.

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Wendie
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Wendie
5 years ago

I have heard a lot of good things about acupuncture!!

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Alicia D.
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Alicia D.
5 years ago

Hey, if it works, great! Pets are considered part of our families, so why not try the same kind of treatments on them!

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Rhonda T.
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Rhonda T.
5 years ago

If it is something that could help the animal then it is worth trying. There has been discussion on both sides of this issue. I have seen it work on people so I don't see why it wouldn't work for animals.

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Chitown
5 years ago

A fellow I know had acupuncture done on his horse when it went lame for some unknown reason. That was a few years ago, and the horse has seemed fine since. Hard to say whether that's the result of the treatment, or the lameness just resolved over time. I'm all for reasonable alternative remedies.

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Rhonda T.
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Rhonda T.
5 years ago

I think that it is important that we look at all types of treatment for both animals and humans. This could be less evasive for the animals and less costly over all. Haven't heard on anyone I know doing this yet.

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BuilderBob
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BuilderBob
5 years ago

Holistic medicine is a great approach. Lots of things out there worth a try.

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Marty T.
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Marty T.
5 years ago

I'm all for it! It is so helpful for athletic dogs, older dogs and dogs with anxiety issues. Don't discount it that fast.

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Michaelyn
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Michaelyn
5 years ago

Interesting.

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Keri W.
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Keri W.
5 years ago

This is a very good alternative that can really help for lots of dogs.

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Illbewaitingpet
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Illbewaitingpet
5 years ago

It is a nice alternative to try if you have the money for it. I can't even afford it for me. I love that the option is out there, though.

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Loosey
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Loosey
6 years ago

Hope this works

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Morgan
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Morgan
6 years ago

Like chiropractory it's an ongoing expense. Nice alternative if you got the bucks

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LynnLucyDoris
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LynnLucyDoris
6 years ago

Yeah - terrific. Dogs should get the same options as people. The price seems reasonable and the results are worth every penny. It's nice to see innovative people making life easier for our pets. No pain....what more could you want for a family member!

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Kindra H.
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Kindra H.
6 years ago

I have heard about this and it is also available for cats as well. I would do anything to help my cats so I would consider this as a treatment option if my vet recommended it.

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Kathy B.
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Kathy B.
6 years ago

Acupuncture is super for pets. It can ease pain, correct imbalances and improve their lives.

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Ashlee S.
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Ashlee S.
6 years ago

If it eases the pain then awesome!!!! Whatever it takes!!!!

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Loosey
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Loosey
6 years ago

GREAT!

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Cfox929
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Cfox929
6 years ago

If it has been proven to help people then I am sure animals would benefit as well.

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TimDemp30
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TimDemp30
6 years ago

It sounds like a good idea. If it can't help relieve pain of the animals I am all for it. And it doesn't sound like it would be expensive at all. Worth looking in to for certain animals.

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Greg K.
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Greg K.
6 years ago

People should keep in mind that they can help their animals for less by doing massage and other therapy, too.

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Jill6Johnson
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Jill6Johnson
6 years ago

There are lots of treatments that work on humans and animals, so why not try this.

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Jamie
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Jamie
6 years ago

This practice has been around for years and years and has proven to be successful on humans, why would it not be successful on animals.

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