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Cat Acupuncture Columbia SC

People seem surprised to learn that cats can respond as favorably as dogs to acupuncture, until they witness a cat purring contentedly while being treated. Three conditions lead to peaceful and safe feline acupuncture sessions.

Elam Animal Hospital
(803) 386-8919
3327 Forest Dr
Columbia, SC
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina
(803) 386-8907
3912 Fernandina Rd
Columbia, SC
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Veterinarians, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Dutch Fork Animal Hospital
(803) 574-9935
1780 Dutch Fork Rd
Irmo, SC
Promotion
Free nail trim/anal gland expression with every exam!
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Five-Points Animal Clinic
(803) 799-4302
900 Harden St
Columbia, SC

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Suber, L Andrew DVM
(803) 787-7333
4424 Devine St
Columbia, SC

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Seven Oaks Animal Hospital
(803) 875-0039
591 Saint Andrews Rd
Columbia, SC
Promotion
Mention the code: ""localvet"" at checkout to receive 20% off your pet's first exam plus a free toenail trim (sedation not included)
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Spring Valley Animal Hospital
(803) 542-9328
8913 Two Notch Rd
Columbia, SC
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Equine Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Julie M. Delger
(803) 561-0015
3924 Fernandina Road
Columbia, SC
Hours
8-5 M-F

Shandon-Wood Animal Hospital
(803) 254-9257
912 Daly St
Columbia, SC

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Midlands Veterinary Practice
(803) 750-7387
124 Stonemark Ln
Columbia, SC

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Feline Focus: Treating Cats Holistically

The health effects of feline botanicals, though widely marketed, are for the most part unproven.
When it comes to holistic medicine for cats, some extra concerns arise. The following list addresses these issues alphabetically, categorized by modalities.

Acupuncture
People seem surprised to learn that cats can respond as favorably as dogs to acupuncture, until they witness a cat purring contentedly while being treated. Three conditions lead to peaceful and safe feline acupuncture sessions:

  • Flexibility in point selection gives the veterinary acupuncturist options for neuroanatomic stimulation that allow a cat to remain relaxed while still achieving positive results.
  • Having an attentive assistant helps ensure the patient will not ingest an acupuncture needle.
  • For the unusual cat who refuses acupuncture, low-level laser therapy can provide a degree of neuromodulation that can resemble, though not replace, the benefits of acupuncture.
  • Neuroanatomically designed studies on cats illustrate the effects and mechanisms of action for acupuncture for pain 1 , esophageal motility disorders 2 - 3 , neuroprotection after spinal cord injury 4 - 5 , hemodynamic regulation 6 and resuscitation. 7

    Aromatherapy and Essential Oils
    Aromatherapy, the inhalation of highly concentrated plant-based oils, can cause euphoria or sedation in cats. Some respond even more strongly to the airborne volatile compounds from valerian root than they d...

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