For immediate care, always seek help from your regular veterinarian or at a veterinary emergency hospital:

Animal ER Care

(719) 260-7141


Powers Pet Emergency

(719) 473-0482


After diagnosis and initial treatment with a general practice veterinarian, there are conditions that warrant consideration for acupuncture as soon as possible!

Some conditions cause severe pain, and may progress quickly. Performing acupuncture on an urgent basis may provide significant relief and healing.

In certain situations, acupuncture can be initiated as soon as possible––and when appropriate––can be coordinated in conjunction with primary emergency treatment. Some of these conditions include:

IVDD (intervertebral disc disease)

FCE (fibrocartilaginous embolism or blood clot)

Paresis – partial loss of movement one or more limbs or areas

Paralysis – total loss of movement one or more limbs or areas

Colic – Acupuncture can be an effective adjunctive treatment for non-surgical colics to help with pain and increase gut motility.

Founder – Acupuncture can help reduce the inflammation and pain of laminitis.

Muscle spasms – due to trauma such as a car accident

Post-block urethral spasms in male kitties and goats

Photo Credit Laura J Scott


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