Cat and Dog Acupuncture, Laser Therapy,
and Massage Therapy
in Irvine, CA
Irvine Valley Veterinary Hospital is home to several drug-free, integrative therapies that can be included in your pet’s care plan. Whether they require additional treatment for chronic pain or disease or just need a little extra help healing after surgery, we have plenty of options for them. We’re excited to offer laser therapy, massage therapy, and acupuncture for dogs and cats, because these treatments have proven effective in humans and are now yielding promising results in pets!
If you’re interested in integrative medicine for your pet, call (949) 552-5200. If you are new to our practice, become a member with us today!
Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats
Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that has been used for thousands of years to treat various ailments. Today, animals as well as humans reap the benefits of this therapy, which involves placing very small and thin needles at points around the body called “meridians.” When placed, the acupuncture needles stimulate the release of endorphins and other chemicals to help reduce pain and inflammation, increase healing, range of motion, and more.
With massage therapy, we manipulate the joints and soft tissues to help relieve pain and improve range of motion in pets. Back pain, joint pain, stiffness, and muscle spasms can all be relieved with the help of massage.
Laser therapy is a versatile tool that uses infrared light particles to repair damaged cells, relieve pain, and increase healing. When the laser is applied, it harmlessly penetrates through the skin and muscles, interacting with the body’s cells to boost cell production and accelerate the healing process.
Laser therapy can be used to treat all manner of conditions, including:
- Back pain
- Skin infections
- Lacerations and burns
- Lick granulomas
- Ear infections