Alternative and Complementary Therapy
As alternative therapies have become more popular with pet owners, we have added these modalities to the services we offer. Alternative therapies, which are also referred to as “integrative” or “complementary” therapies, include acupuncture and laser therapy. We provide these therapies in conjunction with traditional medicine and surgery to help improve outcomes and to give us additional options for treating our patients. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about whether these types of therapy could benefit your pet.
This treatment helps reduce pain, reduce inflammation, and restore mobility from a multitude of conditions. Ask our staff if laser therapy treatment is right for your pet.
Acupuncture can be used to help improve or cure problems your pet might have, including those related to the musculoskeletal, reproductive, neurological, or gastrointestinal systems. Acupuncture can also be used to manage pain and hasten recovery after surgery.
Acupuncture, which originated in China, has been used as a therapeutic treatment option for thousands of years. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the body is composed of several pathways called “meridians,” along which energy flows. When a disease is present, energy is interrupted, or unbalanced. Stimulating acupuncture points along the meridians can restore energy flow, resulting in improved or cured health problems.
Because the needles used in acupuncture are extremely thin, they cause minimal or no pain and are generally well tolerated by pets. However, incorrect placement of the needle or inadequate sterilization can result in pain or complications, which is why you should only have a qualified practitioner perform acupuncture on your pet.
To determine if your pet’s condition(s) may be responsive to this treatment modality, please set up an exam with one of our qualified veterinarians.
Animal Hospital of Seminole
11375 Park Boulevard Seminole, FL 33772
Monday: 8:00am – 5:30pm, Tuesday: 8:00am – 7:00pm, Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:30pm, Thursday: 8:00am – 7:00pm, Friday: 8:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm, Sunday: Closed