In most cases initial evaluations will take 60 – 90 minutes and will include a review of your pet’s previous medical records and x-rays (if provided), a complete physical and myofascial exam as well as the first acupuncture treatment. Depending on the condition, treatments may be recommended once twice weekly for several weeks and then once to twice monthly. Most acupuncture treatments take 30 – 40 minutes, and most pets find the sessions comfortable and relaxing.
Dr. Thorpe typically uses acupuncture along with traditional treatments/medications and other forms of physical medicine such as laser therapy and massage. If you think your pet could benefit from acupuncture in the comfort of your home, contact Dr. Thorpe at Sage Veterinary Services.