|Sugar listening to Dr Dannis’ lecture|
|Sugar says “That didn’t hurt a bit.”|
My name is Sugar, I am a healthy 3 year old American Bulldog. My mom works at KAH as a CSR. I overheard her talking about acupuncture & had to see what this was for myself. So, when I heard KAH was looking for a demo dog for an acupuncture lecture, I was first to volunteer.
I attended the acupuncture lecture that Dr. Dannis, a veterinarian, hosted last Friday with all of my friends from KAH. We learned all about acupuncture & how it works. Basically, acupuncture is a form of triggering the nerve fibers to fire from minimal stimulus so that they don’t fire due to other causes ( can you tell I took notes ;)) It also promotes healing by encouraging the growth of the new blood vessels into areas of the chronic inflammation. This stimulation can also release opiods within your body for pain.
|Dr Dannis inserting the needles into Sugar’s back|
This all sounded great but I wanted to experience this for myself. Well, after seeing another animal first of course. So when I noticed Baby Kitty raising her paw to go first I was relieved. I watched her get her acupuncture without a flinch. I knew needed to be brave in this moment. Dr. Dannis called my name, I started eating cheese & the next thing I knew I had all these needles all over my body & I was feeling really relaxed. Great job Dr. Dannis! What a great experience! I’m sure this will benefit other pets that need additional therapy for their treatments of arthritis, pain, and other health issues. Great job KAH for adding a service to go above & beyond for pets as usual!
What a great experience! I’m sure this will benefit other pets that need additional therapy for their treatments of arthritis, pain, and other health issues. Great job KAH for adding a service to go above & beyond for pets as usual!