Acupuncture Treatments for Pets Storrs Mansfield CT

How to help partially paralyzed pets? Depending on the severity of the pain and paralysis, I usually recommend acupuncture treatments one to three times a week. Read on for more information.

Deborah Pacik
(860) 456-1237
339 Mansfield City Road
Mansfield Center, CT
Business
Deborah Pacik Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs
Specialties
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs
Insurance
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: No

Doctor Information
Medical School: New England School of Acupuncture, 1996
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Member Organizations: NCCAOM
Awards: Graduated Cum Laude from Boston University
Languages Spoken: English

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Natalia Maria Seguro-Wright
(860) 295-1136
n/a
Marlborough, CT
Company
Ener-Heal Acupuncture
Industry
Acupuncturist

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Peter Thompson
(860) 455-2001
195 Old Kings Hwy
Hampton, CT
 
Natalia S Wright
(860) 295-1136
11 South Main St
Marlborough, CT
 
East Brook Animal Hospital
(860) 576-9937
143 Storrs Road
Mansfield Center, CT
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
24-Hour Vet, Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Gary Hartell, D.C.,FIACA
(860) 872-1312
624 Talcottville Rd.
Vernon, CT
Specialty
Acupuncture, Biofeedback, Chiropractors, Electro-dermal screening, Homeopathy, Laser Therapy, Light Therapy, Lymphatic Therapy, MicroCurrent Therapy, Nutrition
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Deborah Pacik
(860) 456-1237
339 Mansfield City Road
Mansfield, CT
 
Susan Bisbee-White
(860) 872-5239
428 Hartford Tpk
Vernon, CT
 
Debra Diers
(860) 633-5395
91Woodhaven Rd
Glastonbury, CT
 
North Windham Animal Hospital
(860) 341-1953
99 Boston Post Rd
North Windham, CT
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Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

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Practitioner's Corner—About Pets: Pain and Paralysis

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By Katherine A. Kahn, DVM

Q: A few weeks ago, my Lab suffered a ruptured disk in his back and became partially paralyzed. After being on cortisone, he’s mostly better, but not completely. Is there anything else we can do?

A: As long as your dog can move his legs and walk a little, acupuncture can help. And often dogs with this condition respond to it dramatically.

Depending on the severity of the pain and paralysis, I usually recommend treatments one to three times a week. It may take six to 15 treatments for him to improve. Your practitioner will most likely insert needles at points along the spine and the legs, and may also apply heat or electricity to stimulate nerve healing and conduction. Acupuncture may also make the paralysis less likely to recur.

Enzymes such as bromelain and papain are likely to help, too, by lessening inflammation. You’ll need to give them to your dog between meals on an empty stomach for optimum absorption. (If he doesn’t want to eat them, open his mouth, place the pills far back on his tongue, and hold his mouth closed until he swallows.) Brands vary widely in potency and dosage, so you should consult a knowledgeable practitioner for specifics.

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