Acupets is a Glasgow based veterinary acupuncture service providing acupuncture as a complementary therapy to cats, dogs and rabbits in their own homes or at a designated clinic by arrangement.
Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of conditions including osteoarthritis, back pain, hip dysplasia and certain urinary, skin and gastrointestinal disorders. Treating animals at home generally means they less stressed, and more likely to become relaxed.
The acupuncture is provided by Cheryl Corral BVMS MRCVS who qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Glasgow University in 2007, and has a special interest and relevant training in veterinary acupuncture. Cheryl is a member of the Western Veterinary Acupuncture Group (WVAG) and has treated a wide variety of conditions using acupuncture.
Before the first visit you will be asked to have a referral form signed and completed by your normal vet. This will be discussed, together with the animal’s condition at the first visit, which normally lasts approximately 45 minutes.
Your pet will be examined, and the needles inserted. Initially the needles are left in place for 10 minutes, building up gradually to twenty minutes at subsequent sessions. Each subsequent visit will last around 30 minutes
Most animals tolerate the insertion of needles very well. Occasionally animals will become sleepy during or after treatment. Acupuncture can only be practised by a licensed veterinary surgeon in the UK. This ensures the treatment is carried out safely.
Most conditions will require a course of acupuncture rather han a one-off treatment. The number of sessions required will depend on the condtions, and some conditions such as osteoarthritis benefit from ongoing sessions of acupuncture.