Acupuncture therapy was used to successfully treat overgrooming behaviour of the caudal back in a sixteen year old cat. Additionally, the cat shows symptoms of vomiting, varying appetite, and coughing. Spondylosis seemed to be the cause of the overgrooming behaviour. Dry needle acupuncture therapy was used for treatment. With repeated acupuncture treatments the cat stopped overgrooming his back, showed less sensitivity in his back; less coughing and vomiting and has a better appetite. The treatment has improved the quality of life.
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