Friday, May 30, 2014

Bonnie Benefits from Acupuncture After Just One Treatment

So, my dog Bonnie is what some may call....a landshark.  She bites and doesn't really like to be handled much.  I used to think she was just old and crotchety, but the more I have seen her curve her back and lay with her legs funny, I have realized this behavior is attributed to pain.

I brought her in and we started her on tramadol, gabapentin, and pred to try to control inflammation and pain.  It helped, but not fully.  Then, Dr. Carter started offering acupuncture services at AHR/AHH.  I thought, why not see if this helps her to be less painful?

So, I brought Bonnie in for her first treatment.  She was painful and didn't relax in the beginning.  She tried to bite Dr. Carter so we had to muzzle her.  After Dr. Carter got 5 needles in, she relaxed and actually fell asleep in Dr. Carter's arms.  We let her sleep about 30 minutes and then I took her home.  She ran inside, ran up the stairs, tried to play with our big dog Bo (who stepped on her one day and started these back issues) and scarfed down 2 big bowls of food (she is usually a nibbler and picky).  She fell asleep in her bed and slept for about 10 hours.
veterinary medical acupuncture
Wow! I thought, how could she be feeling so great after just 1 treatment? Dr. Carter recommended bringing her back in 5 days for a second treatment.  I did.  She didn't have to be muzzled this time.  She laid down in the room and ate some baby food from a jar while Dr. Carter placed the first couple of needles.

Bonnie let Dr. Carter put in a few more needles this time and had the same reaction as the first...she fell asleep for about 30 minutes and you could see her visibly relax.  I brought her home and she acted like a young, crazy woman again...bouncing all over and playing with the Bo.  My husband even commented that "she acts so awesome for the first couple of days after those acupuncture treatments".  I can't wait to see how she is after she has had a few more treatments.  Maybe she can be this way all the time?
We are loving this new service and so are the doggies who are helped by it! Call now to Book your veterinary acupuncture consultation today 972-412-0101 if you think your dog could benefit!  Also, pain isn't the only indicator for acupuncture.  Many different illnesses can benefit from veterinary acupuncture treatments.

Boba gets acupuncture treatment number 3

This is one of our nurse's dogs (Boba) getting acupuncture.  She has had lots of success already and its only been 3 treatments!  We are loving this new service and so are the doggies!  Book your veterinary acupuncture consultation today if you think your dog could benefit!  Also, pain isn't the only indicator for acupuncture.  Many different illnesses and conditions can benefit from acupuncture treatments.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Introducing Medical Acupuncture at Animal Hospital of Rowlett and Animal Hospital of Heath

Our acupuncture suite is ready and we are now taking acupuncture appointments for this service with Dr. Wendi Carter.

Read more about medical acupuncture at Animal Hospital of Rowlett and Animal Hospital of Heath.

We look forward to offering this new service to the community and merging western medicine with this holistic treatment for pain management and other medical problems.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

"Maggie" Helps Heal at Pet Loss Support Group

Maggie, helping us out at our weekly Pet Loss Support Group.

This small group meeting allows for clients, non-clients, and staff alike, to grieve the loss of our beloved pets we lost that month in a close, intimate setting.

Staff often attend to grieve the loss of patients.  We have an open forum where people can speak if they'd like, share stories, bring poems and pictures, etc.

Our Pet Loss Support Group meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 6:45pm in the lobby of Animal Hospital of Rowlett at 9501 Lakeview Parkway in Rowlett, Texas.