Animal Acupuncture, Dog & Cat Acupuncture Albuquerque

Veterinary Acupuncture, Dog & Cat Acupuncture Albuquerque

Animal acupuncture can be a safe treatment option for animals suffering from a variety of health problems and management of chronic pain. When performed properly, acupuncture can relieve symptoms associated with musculoskeletal, respiratory, neurological, gastrointestinal and skin conditions. Santa Sofia Equine offers acupuncture in all animals including dogs, cats, and pocket pets in Albuquerque.

Animal Acupuncture FAQ

We want to provide you with as much detailed information as possible before you make the decision to treat your animal with acupuncture. Here are a few common questions pet owners have about the treatment, courtesy of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society:


Which animals can undergo acupuncture?

Acupuncture is used all around the world to treat conditions in every species of animal. The success of the treatment depends on the animal’s specific health issue. In dogs and cats, acupuncture can be successful in relieving pain, lessening inflammation and improving blood flow in many cases. Santa Sofia Equine offers acupuncture in all species.

Is it painful for animals?

Just like in humans, acupuncture can cause slight discomfort in animals. The small needles used for smaller animals are virtually painless; larger needles may cause a small sensation in bigger animals. Most animals are relaxed during this process.


Is it safe for my pet?

When administered by a trained veterinarian, acupuncture is one of the safest medical treatments an animal can receive. Proper acupuncture should only be performed by a professional who has comprehensive training and advanced knowledge in veterinary care. Acupuncture treatments have the potential to mask symptoms of significant health issues. A licensed vet will assess your animal’s health, diagnose the issue and determine whether acupuncture is a safe and appropriate treatment option.

For more information on our mobile animal acupuncture services in Albuquerque, please contact Santa Sofia Equine.

How soon will I see results?

Response times may vary, some pets respond after the first treatment, but others may require multiple treatments before a difference is noted.

Small Animal Acupuncture

Santa Sofia Equine is a mobile veterinary practice that can provide your animals with several different veterinary services. We are available to evaluate your animal’s health and administer animal acupuncture services as needed.

Not Your Routine Vet?

No problem, Santa Sofia Equine is happy to take acupuncture referrals from your veterinarian of record.