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Cat Acupuncture Huntington WV

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.

Equine Medical Ctr
(740) 867-0066
764 County Road 31
Chesapeake, OH

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Proctorville Animal Clinic
(740) 886-9424
6129 County Road 107
Proctorville, OH

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Tambling, Fred R, Dvm - Barboursville Veterinary
(304) 736-8939
6310 Farmdale Rd
Barboursville, WV

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Olson Animal Hospital
(304) 736-1677
5980 Us Route 60 E
Barboursville, WV

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Martin Veterinary Clinic
(606) 324-8036
1426 Grandview Dr
Ashland, KY

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Tri-State Veterinary Hospital
(304) 525-8387
6474 Merritts Crk Rd
Huntington, WV
 
Ayers Animal Hospital
(304) 529-6049
1514 Norway Ave
Huntington, WV

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Help For Animals Inc
(304) 736-8555
1 Humane Way
Barboursville, WV

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Barboursville Veterinary
(304) 736-8939
6310 Farmdale Rd
Barboursville, WV

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Dyer, Mike, Dvm - Ashland Animal Clinic
(606) 324-2984
3101 13th St
Ashland, KY

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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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