Our patients here at PAWS Veterinary Center enjoy having three doctors on staff offering acupuncture as a treatment modality for various conditions and not just for our rehabilitation patients! This complementary modality is a safe, non-invasive, and successful way to treat pain as well as many other illnesses and conditions such as those listed below. We use Acupuncture as a sole treatment or in conjunction with traditional medicine. This helps us to treat a large variety of illnesses or conditions your pet may have.
Veterinary medical acupuncture is science-based and is the application of very slender, sterile needles to specific points on the body near nerves and vessels leading to improved comfort and function of specific muscles, organs and nerves through neuromodulation and enhancing blood flow.
  • Orthopedic injury including arthritis in joints, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, knee injury, shoulder pain, tendonitis and much more.
  • Neurologic disease including neck and/or back pain, unsteady walking, and limb weakness.
  • Soft tissue injury including muscular spasm, knots or pain.
  • Fecal and/or urinary incontinence.
  • Post-operative recovery for pain management (decrease oral medications needed).
  • Limb swelling or edema.
  • Local pain and anti-inflammation.
We can also target many other disease processes through acupuncture and improve comfort and recovery such as:
  • Gastrointestinal disease causing nausea, decreased appetite, diarrhea, and constipation.
  • Emotional anxiety/stress.
  • Rhinitis/sinusitis.
  • Reproductive problems.
  • Eye illnesses including glaucoma, dry eye, and others.
  • Kidney and/or liver disease.
  • Seizures.
  • Cancer.
  • Auto-immune diseases.
Acupuncture is well tolerated by nearly all patients, and once they realize that they are more relaxed and comfortable afterwards patients begin to get excited to come in for more treatments!

Chinese Herbal Therapy

Herbal therapies can be incorporated with conventional treatments to decrease any negative side effects of conventional treatments and enhance the body’s ability to heal and to detoxify. While herbal medicine is generally very safe, knowledge of possible herbal interactions and side effects is necessary to ensure the best possible outcome and therapeutic effect. +

Chinese Pulse and Tongue Diagnosis

Tongue diagnosis is a Chinese practice that has been practiced on humans for thousands of years. We look at the appearance of the tongue in order to aid in making a diagnosis.

Pulse diagnosis involves monitoring the heart rate to learn more about an illness that your pet may be suffering from. We can learn a lot from the information we gather from the pulse, which helps lead to a diagnosis.

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Ozone Therapy

Ozone and other oxygen therapies have been used for over 100 years around the world for human and animal healing. These therapies continue to gain acceptance as the medical community learns about the health benefits of increased oxygen in the body.

Ozone contains 3 oxygen atoms, rather than the 2 that we normally breathe. When added to tissue in the body, ozone breaks down chemically into normal oxygen (O2), which is a vital nutrient that cells use to generate energy for all of their functions and a singlet oxygen atom. The addition of this singlet oxygen atom helps the body to undergo the process of oxidation, which eliminates toxins.

Whenever there is inflammation or infection in the body, there is a higher amount of CO2 in the tissue. When ozone is added to the body, it brings oxygen into the tissue to displace the CO2, which causes inflammation and infection to decrease.

Ozone is the second most powerful sterilizer in the world and is being proven effective for inactivating viruses, fungi, and bacteria, and can reduce inflammation and help repair damaged tissue. Ozone therapy has also been shown to activate the immune system and enhance circulation. At PAWS, we use ozone therapy to treat a wide variety of conditions, such as cancer, skin infections, ear infections, arthritis, and pain relief. We even offer ozone-based dental products to promote healthy oral hygiene and to prevent the build-up of plaque and tartar.

Ozone therapy is a very safe treatment for both animals and humans. When administered properly, there are no side effects.

PRP & Stem Cell Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma and Stem Cell Therapy are forms of regenerative medicine that aid in tissue healing and are becoming increasingly popular in the veterinary field as a minimally invasive option. There are numerous applications for PRP/SCT and your pet, most notably with orthopedic conditions such as osteoarthritis, soft tissue injuries such as sprains and strains, and even wound healing. PRP/SCT mediates healing by stimulating and supplying growth factors and other bioactive compounds in the body.

A blood sample is drawn from your pet and using a specialized centrifuge the sample is processed to yield a fluid concentrate of primarily platelets and growth factors while minimizing red and white blood cells that can cause pain and inflammation. The fluid compound is injected directly into joint spaces as well as soft tissue and wounds. Therapy is often performed as a series ranging from 1-3 injections per site with 2 weeks between injections, and approximately 50% of dogs do not require more than one injection for significant improvement. Recent studies have shown combining PRP and stem cells may be beneficial as the stem cells are recruited and activated by PRP.

For the 8-12 weeks following PRP/SCT therapy, a dedicated rehabilitation program is recommended. Our rehabilitation department at PAWS will oversee your pet’s recovery with a certified canine rehabilitation doctor as well as our certified canine rehabilitation technician.


Nutritional & Supplement Counseling

Did you know that approximately 59% of cats and 54% of dogs in the United States are either overweight or obese? At PAWS Veterinary Center, we recognize that good nutrition and weight management are crucial to your pet's overall well-being. Establishing healthy habits at a young age is essential, and as a pet owner, you play a crucial role in maintaining these habits.

Our team of experts can help guide you in creating a healthy diet and exercise plan for your pet. With our nutritional and supplement counseling services, we can help you make informed choices about what to feed your furry friend and how to incorporate a fitness routine that works for both you and your pet. By prioritizing good nutrition and proper exercise, you can significantly improve your pet's chances of a long and healthy life.

At PAWS Veterinary Center, we are committed to providing personalized and compassionate care for your pet's unique needs. So, if you're concerned about your pet's diet and weight management, don't hesitate to schedule a consultation with our team of experts.