Will my pet be hurt or upset by acupuncture needles?

Acupuncture needles are very fine, and are extremely well tolerated by animals, and treatment is usually a stress free experience.

I can't give my pet tablets - is that a problem?

No, no problem at all! Homeopathic remedies can be given as an oral spray, in drinking water, or as a tiny `hailstone' to dissolve between gum and lip - easy!


Do I have to stop my pet's current conventional medicine?

No, any alteration in your pet's current medication will be done by your own vet. I will work closely with your vet to co-ordinate optimal treatment for your pet.


How many treatments will my pet need?

This varies from one individual to another, no two patients have the same treatment plan /regime. For acupuncture, four once weekly treatments will usually produce a marked improvement. Treatment intervals are then increased slowly while aiming to maintain and improve on the gains already made. For most older dogs regular treatments at 4-8 week intervals will maintain their mobility. Homeopathic and herbal treatments and duration will vary depending on the condition being treated.


Will pet insurance pay for alternative treatments?

Yes, most pet insurance policies will cover alternative therapies - please check the wording on your own policy. I am happy to fill in claim forms for you, and make no charge for this service. However, invoices are to be paid at the time of treatment.


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Alternative Veterinary Therapies collects personal data for the purposes of communicating with our clinets about their pet, on the legal basis of contract.  Data may also be shared with the referring practice, and the relevant insurance company.  It is not shared with other third parties, and is not used for marketing purposes.  Data is retained for a minimum of 7 years.  Any queries about the data we hold, please get in touch.