Canine acupuncture at The Wickham Canine Rehabilitation Centre

Acupuncture at The Wickham Canine Rehabilitation Centre

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in humans and animals to treat certain illnesses. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into special "acupoints" on the body, as the needles are so fine it is often painless and well tolerated - many animals will even fall asleep while being treated! The needles are left in place for about ten minutes in most animals. It is especially useful in the treatment of painful conditions such as arthritis, hip dysplaysia, elbow dysplaysia, back and disc problems as well as after orthopaedic surgery.

Acupuncture is used in conjunction with your animals conventional medication and often alongside hydrotherapy. The effects of acupuncture tend to be cumulative so often a course of treatments are required to produce long lasting effects (usually four treatments, a week apart for most conditions).
Accupuncture at Hydrotherapy | Four Paws, The Wickham Canine Rehabilitation Centre
Accupuncture at Hydrotherapy | Four Paws, The Wickham Canine Rehabilitation Centre
Initially your animals history and consent from the primary care Vet is obtained then an appointment can be arranged, which will involve a clinical examination of your dog, discussion with you about acupuncture treatment and then treatment itself. The initial consultation and treatment takes 40-60 minutes and each subsequent treatment takes 20-30 minutes.

We can treat your dog either in the comfort of your own home or in the Physio Room at our rehabilitation centre in Wickham.
Hampshire Canine Physio Clinic

The Wickham Canine Rehabilitation Centre

Unit F2
Knowle Village Business Park
Mayles Lane
Fareham
Hampshire
PO17 5DY

Telephone: 01329 834647
Email: h4pwebmailkey

Please call or email to book an appointment.
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We have two Vets qualified to treat dogs with acupuncture at the centre, Susan Andresier BVetMed MRCVS MABVA and Colin Thorpe BSc BVSc MRCVS.

Susan qualified as a vet from the Royal Veterinary College in 2002 and has worked on the south coast since qualifying. She trained in acupuncture in 2007 and has been using it in practice since then.

Colin qualified as a vet in 2006 from Liverpool University and has recently qualified in acupuncture.
Hampshire Canine Physiotherapy Clinic Vet
The Wickham Canine Rehabilitation Centre | Telephone: 01329 834647