|09-03-2013 08:17 PM|
|sparra||Worked in a practice where many holistic procedures were offered including NAET testing and acupuncture. Must admit I was very skeptical and still think the NAET is a waste of time BUT acupuncture worked wonders for many dogs so definitely worth a try.|
|09-03-2013 06:03 PM|
|Traveler's Mom||My Traveler gets acupuncture treatments to! I had absolutely no experience with acupuncture but my boy was suffering so I took the leap. I had no idea what his problem was and our regular vet offered nothing but drugs. After she did a complete exam, turns out he had a pinched nerve in his neck apparently due to hopping into and out of my SUV onto cement multiple times per day. He's as good as new after half dozen treatments. He still goes every once in a while when he tweaks himself. I recommend it highly. Can't hurt anything and may be just what's needed. I also bought a ramp|
|09-03-2013 10:36 AM|
|mycobraracr||Thanks for the feedback everyone. I think we will give it a shot.|
|09-03-2013 10:10 AM|
Varying dogs I've had, I've done acupuncture (knee surgeries) and Chinese Medicine. did WONDERS.. I've gone the laser route with one as well, also very helpful.
This DOES work !!
|09-03-2013 09:21 AM|
Acupuncture and other modalities saved my dogs life (18 years ago) when conventional medicine gave up on her! Sounds like your dog enjoys working and this might give her more of a chance to do what loves!
Since your dog already has a problem, it would be much more beneficial to her if you saw an acupuncturist AND a chiropractor to help her. Sounds like something is "pinched off". If you'd like to pm me what state you are in, I can give you a list of registered AHVMA practitioners. Also, it may take several visits to relieve this issue and then follow up visits. My dogs go routinely every 4 to 8 weeks for their entire lifetime!
|09-03-2013 08:53 AM|
|hunterisgreat||I give mine medicinal mushroom extracts. It works|
|09-02-2013 11:26 PM|
|mycobraracr||Thanks! My GF's old work offers it as well. We are thinking of trying it with Heidi. She was jammed up a couple years ago and every so often gets sore. We have been training a lot lately and it almost seems she has a pinched nerve. Every now and again she will yelp for no reason. We talked about just retiring her but she seriously goes crazy when we don't "work" her. So for now we are just taking her good days and if she's sore at all she just has fun that day and no actual training. We have her on some supplements and stuff which seems to help a ton. Seriously considering acupuncture now. Might be worth a shot.|
|09-02-2013 11:09 PM|
I work at a clinic that offers holistic options, including canine massage therapy, cold laser pressure point therapy, and acupuncture. We're just starting to offer it as an option to all our clients so I personally have not had enough data to really answer with much authority, but I have had a few personal experiences with it.
I fostered a possibly-FIP positive cat that had some acupuncture done. With 'western' medication we were having occasional soft stool and coughing. When we added acupuncture (just one TX!) that cleared up immediately with no recurrence.
When my male had severe gastric issues w/ chronic diarrhea and vomiting (unable to pass food into the small intestine, vomiting sewage etc) we tried acupuncture on some vomiting/diarrhea points in conjunction with western TX. No effect.
There was a hunting dog that had half her rear paw removed (cancer, we took a lot of muscle) and was expected to have very limited mobility and use of the leg after SX. Her owner is our licensed K9 massage therapist and worked on her. Shockingly, she regained complete use and ROM of that leg. Completely against expectations. Very impressive.
My male also had pano, we went for massage therapy and identified the areas of concern. Massage therapy made his lameness worse for a few days but gave him some relief after that. We also tried cold laser therapy every other day for about five treatments, again... moderate success. I doubt whether it made any difference, since pano is cyclical.
Now, for surgery sites cold laser WORKS. It's amazing; it even eliminates the 'knot' on spayed cats in our clinic when applied immediately after close and once again the next morning. It made a great deal of difference in a few of our elderly patients with arthritis (in conjunction with Adequan and vetprofen). Greatly reduces bleeding and swelling on ear trim incisions. Dramatically reduced swelling in neuters without scrotal ablation.
Hopefully with time I can tell you more about our client's reports with our new all-patient options!
|09-02-2013 10:13 PM|
Have any of you tried it with your dogs? Has it worked? What did you use it for?