Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that utilizes specific points on an animal's body to stimulate their natural healing processes. The technique comes from traditional Chinese medicine, which teaches that the body has a vital energy, or Qi, that flows along specific pathways, known as meridians. When the flow of Qi is blocked or disrupted, illness or pain can occur.

Acupuncture aims to restore the flow of Qi and generates the release of natural painkillers, such as endorphins. It can also promote relaxation and improve circulation to the affected area. Pet acupuncture is generally considered safe although it may not be suitable for every animal or condition.

Veterinary acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of conditions in animals, including:
  • Musculoskeletal problems: such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, and spinal pain. 
  • Neurological disorders: such as seizures, nerve paralysis, and intervertebral disc disease.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders: such as diarrhea, vomiting, and colic.
  • Respiratory disorders: such as asthma, coughing, and bronchitis.
  • Skin problems: such as allergies, hot spots, and lick granulomas.
  • Endocrine disorders: such as diabetes, thyroid problems, and adrenal gland disorders.

Pet Cold Laser

cold laser

The cold laser promotes cell growth using photochemical, rather than thermal, light treatment. This cell-growth stimulation promotes quick wound healing and tissue regeneration by reducing inflammation, which also reduces pain. Your pet will receive non-invasive care during this process.

Does your pet experience persistent pain? Has your usually active partner been slowed down recently by surgery or an injury?

We at Berkeley Animal Hospital think that you should have as many options as you can when it comes to taking care of your beloved pet. We’re happy to provide laser therapy in our extensive menu of services. The body parts that are painful or have been injured can be treated with the laser using painless light waves. Without the need for medicine or other invasive procedures, this causes a natural response. Your loved one will thus have less discomfort, greater mobility, and quicker recovery times.

Veterinary Services

Below are all of the veterinary services we offer at Berkeley Animal Hospital. If you have any questions regarding our services, please feel free to call us.