Jane Hunter, veterinary acupuncturist at Albavet Fife, is delighted with the progress of two of her star patients.
Maddie and Flynn have both been coming to see Jane for several years as they were having some issues with mobility. Both required medication to help ease their lameness and stiffness and reduce any pain they might be feeling. They were both overweight when they first started to visit Jane.
They started out with weekly acupuncture sessions at the Albavet Dunfermline clinic, these were gradually reduced once improvements in their mobility were seen. They were excellent patients and did not seem to mind the tiny needles.
Maddie is now at the stage where she only needs a session with Jane every 3 months. She has lost a fantastic 6.11kg (13.4lbs) and does not have to take any medication at all to help her. Her owners are delighted and say: “recently she has been so playful, jumping up to be at our side. She hasn’t been able to do this for a long while.”
Flynn has lost a whopping 7.4kg (16.3lbs) and is now only very occasionally lame had his medication is reduced. He is only receiving acupuncture every 3 months because he is doing so well.
Jane said: “I cannot stress enough how much a pet’s weight can affect their mobility. One of the best things a client can do, to help a pet with mobility issues, is reduce their weight if they are too heavy. A holistic approach using acupuncture, medication and weight control is key to managing pain”.
At Albavet Fife our qualified nurses run weight management clinics and are on hand to give you advice about weight loss and support you and your pet through the weight loss journey.
To find out more about acupuncture visit Jane’s page on our website.
To find out more about nurse clinics visit our page here.
Alternatively, you can give your local clinic a call.