Veterinary Acupuncture

Ruth Hodgson, Bsc(Hons) BVetMed MRCVS

Owners information page

Acupuncture has a long history of being used in human and veterinary medicine. It can help reduce pain in many patients in a large variety of conditions. Animals often tolerate acupuncture remarkably well, most stand still or lay down while they are being treated and don’t seem to notice the needles.

Greyhound wearing a harness and halti, standing on a path
Trefin, Ruth’s old greyhound, taking a breather during a walk

Each session last approximately 30 minutes, and the response varies between animals. Most will require more than one session to see results. Treatments start weekly and hopefully can be reduced or stopped after a few sessions, depending on the problem and the response.

Treatments are currently carried out at All4PetsVets in Leigh.

Animals must be referred by their own veterinary surgeon. This is so a full clinical history is available. It is important that all vets involved in treating a case have access to all relevant information to provide the best care.

If you can take one or two short videos of your dog showing the problems they are having, that would be very useful (for instance struggling to get up, or limping).

To get in touch with Ruth, please fill in your details on the contact page for owners.