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Learn How to Use Acupressure to Relieve Stress in your Pet

Acupuncture and acupressure are both proven methods to destress us. Why not use these amazing methods to help our furry loved ones? Our 16 year old little furgirl, Lacy, began to suffer the effects of kidney failure and she was quite stressed. Our veterinarian suggested acupuncture.  She was nervous on her first visit to the vet which is so normal, right? Anyway, after the first visit, she knew where she was on the second visit and spread out on the exam table awaiting her wonderful treatment. You could see her relax and she really enjoyed it. These sessions truly helped her get over a rough patch with the beginning of her other medical therapies involving subcutaneous fluids, appetite stimulants and other prescribed medications from our veterinarian. Acupressure is a similar technique that you can do at home with your pet and it will help you deepen your bond and help your furchild relax. Maybe there is the stress of a new furfriend in the house or new furniture or new person or perhaps you have moved to a new location. All these events are very stressful for your furkids. A session of acupressure could be just the answer! We would love to hear how your pet has reacted to acupressure or acupuncture.

Here is a link to a wonderful site  from Animal Wellness Magazine. Amy Snow and Nancy Zidonis of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute have been a go-to source for acupressure information for a number of years.



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