Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dogupuncture

Haven't had a lot of free time lately to post. Things have been off-the-chain busy. One of the things we have been up to is acupunture with Button. Or as I like to call it, dogupuncture. We went to Everhart Animal Hospital in Baltimore, which has a vet that works in Chinese medicine and she determined that Button may have what Chinese medicine would consider a liver/blood deficiency, which would contribute to anxiety, fear, and also joint and skin issues. Button has had all of those things in the time he's been with us.

Here's a quick iPhone shot of Button the Pincushion.



Can't say for certain if we think it's "working" or not, but he definitely tolerates it very well and does seem remarkably calm after the procedure is over. And we've been able to cut his pain meds down from a pretty hefty 300 mg per day dose to 150 a day. So that's a good start. He's also coming off the heavy-duty rest and we're letting him play and walk more to hopefully start building up muscle in his rear end again. So far, so good.

3 comments:

  1. Poor pup, I sure hope it works! Good Luck to you and him!

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  2. I have heard good things about acupuncture for dogs. Let us know how it progresses!

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  3. This is super interesting. Would love to know the overall outcome.

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