FREE CLINICS

We provide an extensive list of clinics and consults free of charge, offering advice and demonstrations for on going pet healthcare.

We have listed them here; please do not hesitate to contact us for further details:

  • Weight clinics and Nutritional advice
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Ear cleansing
  • Tick removals, flea checks and product administration

 

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is a form of diagnosis and treatment that originated in the far east over three thousand years ago. It uses fine needles which are inserted into specific points of the body to produce physiologic responses which assist in the body to heal.

The Ancient Chinese said that illness was a state of imbalance due to a blockage of the normal energy flow in the body. Acupuncture is a means of restoring this energy flow within the body. Modern research has shown that acupuncture can have an effect on all body systems.

Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of a varying number of fine needles which are left in place for approximately twenty minutes.

The average number of treatments is about four and if improvement follows it will usually be apparent by then.

Treatments are usually weekly initially and with improvement this time is lengthened. Chronic conditions may subsequently require booster treatments at varying intervals.

Animals accept needles well and often relax and even fall asleep during the treatment.

There is little risk from acupuncture treatment when in expert hands.

Acupuncture is a useful form of therapy especially for conditions that do not respond well to orthodox means. It is not a cure-all but should be considered with other established methods of treatment. It can fill a gap but will never replace conventional therapy but can at times be beneficial when other treatments have failed. It has the advantage that undesirable side effects of some drug therapy can be avoided.

Acupuncture is especially useful in the following conditions:

  • degenerative joint disease
  • arthritis
  • back pain
  • chronic lung problems
  • chronic diarrhoea
  • hip dysplasia
  • incontinence
  • muscle, ligament and tendon injuries
  • some forms of paralysis
  • sinusitis
  • spondylosis
  • some skin conditions

Additionally it can help chronic pain which is not being controlled adequately by conventional treatment or when side effects are a problem.