Most commonly, acupuncture is used in dogs and cats with chronic disorders. Commonly treated conditions include nerve disorders, musculoskeletal problems, dermatologic diseases, digestive ailments, and chronic respiratory issues. Acupuncture can also be helpful in a myriad of other conditions.
Generally, animals tolerate the needle placement well and acupuncture treatments can relax them. Rarely, acupuncture can temporarily worsen a condition. Overall, acupuncture is a safe addition to our modern medicine.