By Ivana Rudolfová, DVM
Acupuncture therapy was used to help to improve pain level and chronic lameness on both front limbs in an older dog. Initially, the dog was treated with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, injections of the shoulder joint and he also underwent surgery but the results were not satisfactory enough. There were also many rest periods with only leash walks. For now we completed two acupuncture treatments of one week interval and the results are already satisfactory enough for the owner. The dog is still lame, but the lameness is not so evident and the dog is moving much easier than before. We decided to continue with the acupuncture treatments in one week intervals and later we can probably elongate them. The recommendation for the owner is to continue with the acupuncture treatments not to have the symptoms back and to maintain better quality of life of the dog.
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