Acupuncture for Animals FAQs

Here at the Animal Hospital of Collin County, located in Allen, TX, our compassionate veterinary team is dedicated to the well-being of all our patients. We are an animal clinic offering everything from wellness exams and vaccinations to surgery and diagnostic testing. We believe in treating your pet as an individual, so when your furry friend has an illness or condition, we work with you to develop a treatment plan that's right for them. One therapeutic method we proudly use is acupuncture.


This ancient holistic approach involves inserting thin, flexible needles into various pressure points around the body. The result may be the release of natural pain relievers, reduction of swelling, and improved circulation. Some of our pet owners may have questions regarding this service, so we've provided this handy list of answers to frequently asked questions about animal acupuncture.

1. Is Animal Acupuncture Safe?

Acupuncture is an extremely safe form of natural treatment provided it's administered by a professional who is trained in the practice.

2. What Conditions Can Acupuncture Help with?

Animal acupuncture may help with any condition associated with pain or discomfort, swelling, and circulation. Specific conditions include arthritis, post-surgical recovery pain, stress, and more.

3. What Are the Side Effects of Pet Acupuncture?

When done by an experienced veterinarian, your pet will likely have few side effects. However, it's not uncommon for some pets to experience slight bleeding or soreness right after a session. Some animals may be more tired than usual because they can find the therapy very relaxing. It's not that uncommon for many pets to fall asleep during a session.

4. Can It Be Combined with Other Treatments?

Yes. Acupuncture can be a part of an overall treatment plan. It can be used with traditional medication  as well as other services.

Get Veterinary Care and Animal Acupuncture from a Veterinarian Near You at Our Animal Clinic

If you live in the Allen, TX, area and need quality pet care for your four-legged friend, we at Animal Hospital of Collin County are happy to help. Whether you need holistic pain relief through acupuncture or any other service, give us a call at (972)727-5748. Visit us for veterinary care and animal acupuncture from a veterinarian near you at our animal clinic.

Animal Hospital of Collin County


1021 S Greenville Ave,
Allen, TX 75002


7:00 am - 6:00 pm


7:00 am - 6:00 pm


7:00 am - 6:00 pm


7:00 am - 6:00 pm


7:00 am - 6:00 pm