We use acupuncture to complement Western Medicine. It can help control pain in older pets when certain medications cannot be used, it can assist when Western Medicine offers no answer and it can also help your pet to heal itself. Acupuncture is however not just limited to our palliative care patients, we often use it as a way of managing arthritis and back pain in younger patients.
Acupuncture can be used to treat and manage:
Nervous system disorders
Urinary tract disease – including FLUTD in cats
Respiratory tract disorders
How To Prepare Your Pet For An Appointment
Try to have your pet a little hungry for their appointment. It will help them to want to take treats from me. If your pet is on a special diet and you would rather us feed that than please have some on hand for us to use.
We will try to choose a location that is relatively quiet and whilst we don’t mind if your pet moves around a little during the treatment we don’t want them wandering off around the house spreading acupuncture needles far and wide so we may need them to remain on a lead or us be confined to a smaller room.
Our acupuncture needles are beige and fine, so it is best if we can avoid your pet laying on knitted blankets or woven/natural fiber rugs (from experience it can be quite challenging to find the needles which fall out in these situations).
How much does it cost?
The initial acupuncture appointment is $135. Any repeat appointments are $95/session.
What To Expect During An Appointment
For the first 15 minutes of the appointment, I am getting acquainted with you and your pet. I take this time to get a good understanding of your concerns, your pet’s current conditions, current treatments and collect a full history. I may seem to ignore your pet initially, this allows them to feel more comfortable if they can approach me rather than me approaching them.
Booking An Acupuncture Appointment
We have two ways to book appointments:
1. You may call or text 02 9086 9130 to request an appointment. As you can understand if we are with a patient we are unable to answer calls but will get back to you as promptly as we can.
2. Book an appointment online. If you are unable to find a time with our online booking system please give us a call as will do our best to find a time that is suitable.
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Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays Closed
In-home euthanasia services run outside of opening hours by appointment only
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