There was an interesting article on the front page of The Star-Ledger the other day, focusing on acupuncture for pets industry, and how it’s not recognized buy the American Veterinary Medical Association.
They do, however, allow their vets to practice it.
A spokesman for the professional organization told the newspaper, “we don’t say it shouldn’t be used and we don’t promote it.”
Many vets, according to the article, are afraid of the procedure, but those who practice it, say it’s a last alternative when nothing else works.
Pet parents who knew there was something wrong with their dog, or as one example in the acrticle mentioned, horse, but no one could figure it out, touted the procedure to The Ledger.
One of them said she lost two dogs to wobbler’s disease, and she wasn’t going to let it happen to a third.
“I am not going home with this dog in a box,” she told the newspaper. “I am going to give this one a chance.”
She says after a few treatments her 140-pound, 6-year-old Doberman seemed to be doing much better.
The treatments, according to the article, cost around $70 per session.
Would you try acupuncture on your pet? I think I would be afraid Toby wouldn’t stay still long enough during the it — especially after yesterday’s performance.