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The Surgery, The Backwater,
Puddletown, Dorchester,
Dorset, DT2 8SD


Acupuncture, the art of placing very thin needles into specific places to help relieve pain and aid recovery, has evolved from traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture can work really well alongside medications or other treatments.

Acupuncture can be used to treat:

  • chronic pain
  • gastrointestinal disease
  • urinary disorders
  • epilepsy
  • chronic respiratory disease
  • anxiety

Acupuncture is carried out in house at Piddle Valley Vets by our specially trained veterinary surgeon, Anna. Treatments take around 30 minutes and are usually recommended to be weekly to begin with, gradually building up to longer intervals depending on how your pet responds. All pets must have a full veterinary health check to assess suitability before starting treatment.

Acupuncture is usually really well accepted by pets and they enjoy the sessions and relax into it. Acupuncture can release endorphins as a natural form of pain relief, leaving pets feeling relaxed and sleepy for the rest of the day.

Insurance companies often cover acupuncture costs, but policies vary so if you are unsure then you can check with your insurance company before starting a course of treatment. If you think your pet might benefit from acupuncture, please give us a call or click the button below to book a consultation with one of our vets to find out a bit more and discuss suitability for your pet.

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