As part of our commitment to provide the most comprehensive care possible, we are pleased to offer veterinary acupuncture to better serve the needs of our patients.  Dr. Jennifer Blum completed her medical acupuncture certification though Colorado State University in 2013, and is very excited to bring acupuncture  therapies to Carver Lake Veterinary Center.

Acupuncture involves the insertion and manipulation of very thin, sterile needles into the skin to alter nerve function and improve blood flow. This technique produces positive local and general health benefits for patients receiving the treatments.  Most pets tolerate acupuncture very well, and are not sedated for the treatment.  Once the needles are placed, many pets will relax or even fall asleep.

Acupuncture sessions can be used to naturally treat a multitude of common illnesses, ailments, and injuries including, but not limited to;

  • Arthritis
  • Neurologic conditions including; urinary and fecal incontinence, weakness and paralysis
  • Pain and inflammation from surgery
  • Muscle soreness in geriatric pets
  • Cancer side effects such as nausea, anorexia and vomiting
  • Back pain or “slipped disc”
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Feline urinary tract disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Constipation
  • Behavior Problems

The number of treatments depends on the condition and problems that we are treating, and the severity of the disease.  Dr. Blum is available on Wednesdays for consults and treatments, call today to schedule!