Acupuncture Can Help Pets

This article is from Oregonlive.com
by Jacques Von Lunen
May 05, 2009

The two people in the small treatment room practically squeal with delight when Scooter tries to jump up on a little bench. What’s so special about a bouncy dachshund-mix trying to get up on the furniture?

Not that long ago, Scooter couldn’t walk. Half of her body was numb, paralyzed, limp. Now she’s strong enough to push herself into the lap of the acupuncturist who changed her life.

While alternative treatments have entered the mainstream in human medical practices, many still consider them an eccentric luxury for pets, one reserved for the pampered. But acupuncture, massage and chiropractic treatments can be effective cures for common pet ailments — sometimes with dramatic results.

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