Pet Complementary Medicine

Learn more about the pet complementary medicine services we offer below.

Using ancient wisdom, Eastern medical philosophy and other approaches that fall outside of the traditional Western medical model is referred to as complementary medicine.  At Kennebunk Veterinary Hospital, we use an integrative approach to health care that takes into account the whole animal and takes from all medical traditions that can benefit the specific patient.  . Complementary medicine modalities that we offer include acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, therapeutic laser therapy, and nutritional counseling. We believe that by taking a holistic approach to pet health care, we can provide the best possible care for our patients.

Pet Acupuncture

We get regular questions about pet acupuncture, and want to address that specifically.  It is a safe and effective way to treat a variety of conditions in animals, including pain, inflammation, anxiety and a variety of other conditions. Pet acupuncture is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the insertion of hair thin needles into specific points on the body. The needles are usually left in place for 20-30 minutes. During this time, your pet will likely experience a sense of relaxation. Pet acupuncture is generally well tolerated by animals, and most pets do not experience any adverse side effects.  For some conditions, it can take multiple treatments for the therapeutic effect to be seen.  That’s why we offer packages of appointments at a discount to save money.