Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats in Centennial, CO

acupuncture for dogs in centennial, co

In 2009, Dr. Leenerts obtained certification in acupuncture for dogs and cats and has been offering this valuable service to pets in Centennial and surrounding areas ever since. Pet acupuncture is a complementary alternative to traditional medicine that provides pain relief and healing without the need for sedation or invasive surgeries. While it might raise eyebrows and provoke skepticism, this technique has proven successful in treating a wide variety of disorders. Call us at (303) 850-9393 to learn more today.

Is it Safe?

Treatment is completely safe. Since it is drug-free and requires no sedation, any pet that is willing to sit still long enough can have acupuncture. Furthermore, Dr. Leenerts is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist through the Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He received extensive training to obtain this certification and is more than happy to answer any questions you have about acupuncture.

How It Works

On the surface, pet acupuncture looks simple. Small thin needles are used to carefully penetrate different trigger points on the body where blood vessels, nerve bundles, and muscle junctions come together. When these needles are placed, a complex process occurs. The central nervous system becomes stimulated, producing endorphins and activating self-healing properties.

Is it Painful?

Acupuncture is virtually painless, but if any discomfort occurs, it is minimal and temporary. Some pets may even become relaxed and a bit sleepy during their treatment.

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What Can Be Treated with Acupuncture?

Disorders associated with the muscles, skeletal and nervous systems benefit most from acupuncture. These include:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Back and neck pain
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Respiratory issues
  • Various injuries
  • Neurological disorders
  • Arthritis
  • ...and more

Ask How Acupuncture Can Help Your Pet

Acupuncture can be integrated into any health plan to alleviate pain and accelerate healing. Contact Festival Animal Clinic at (303) 850-9393 to find out if this treatment is appropriate for your pet’s condition and lifestyle.