At Sage Veterinary Center we offer additional methods of veterinary care to pets and their families through integrative treatments and therapy.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through the skin at strategic points along pathways called meridians. Similar to people, acupuncture in animals can be extraordinarily effective in treating a variety of conditions, ranging from arthritis and neurologic dysfunction to metabolic disorders and allergies. Acupuncture is especially beneficial for geriatric pets and those suffering from terminal illness as it can alleviate pain and greatly improve their quality of life, keeping them feeling like their younger selves! If you have any questions about if acupuncture is right for your pet, please contact us.
Low-level laser therapy (also called cold lasers) can be an excellent, non-invasive way to promote healing and manage pain in our pets. They work to increase blood flow to injured areas by dilating blood vessels and stimulating the formation of new capillaries. This speeds healing by enhancing the delivery of needed nutrients and oxygen while increasing the removal of damaged cells and by-products. Concurrently, laser therapy promotes nerve growth causing damaged and inflamed nerves to heal more quickly with treatment. Lastly, Laser therapy causes a release of the body’s own pain-killing chemicals like endorphins leaving pets with a natural, pain-free treatment.