Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM)

APPOINTMENT

We now offer acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Cassie Sheehan is now offering Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) services. This includes herbal medicine and food therapy. TCVM is a complete system of medicine that evaluates patients through pulse and tongue exam and can be extremely helpful in treating old and debilitated patients with chronic disease, patients that are on hospice care, as well as patients that are sensitive to western medications. Using both eastern and western knowledge Dr. Cassie is able to blend the treatments to get the safest most effective treatment for your pet.

Chinese medicine for pets.

While it’s new to these parts, herbal and Chinese veterinary medicine has been used to successfully treat animals in China for at least 5,000 years. Illness happens when the animal’s flow of energy is disrupted and is no longer in balance. These treatments are here to restore balance and help the animal heal.

With this, we focus on two areas:

1. Herbal medicine is a common treatment option and involves the mixtures of compounds from plants, animals, and other substances found in nature. Please note that all herbal formulations are tailored and individualized for your pet for the most effective, most appropriate, and safest treatment plan.
2. We may also invoke nutrition therapy which involves the feeding of special foods to your pet based upon Chinese veterinary medical diagnosis. Depending on your pet’s specific needs, we’ll create a complete and balanced nutrition plan created just for your pet.

Pet acupuncture now available.

Acupuncture is very safe, with minimal to no negative effects when performed by a trained individual. Mild bleeding or bruising at the acupuncture points is generally the only negative effect your pet may deal with. Certain acupuncture points are avoided in pregnant or very weak or debilitated animals and direct placement of needles into tumors or masses are avoided.

Acupuncture may be used for a variety of conditions, both as a primary tool as well as another tool in the toolbox to support overall health and minimize disease.

Common conditions treated:
  • Arthritis or Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Hip or elbow dysplasia
  • Mobility issues or lameness
  • Neurologic conditions or nerve disorders
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Wobbler’s disease or cervical issues
  • Neck or back pain
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Chronic pain
  • Wound healing or speeding post-surgical healing
  • Kidney disease
  • Urinary or fecal incontinence
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Gastric reflux, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Megaesophagus
  • Hepatopathy/Hepatitis
  • Endocrine disorders such as dysfunctional thyroid or adrenal gland
  • Breeding/Fertility issues
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Immune system support
  • Conventional cancer treatment (chemotherapy or radiation) support
  • Overall health, well-being and balance

Pet acupuncture now available.

Acupuncture is very safe, with minimal to no negative effects when performed by a trained individual. Mild bleeding or bruising at the acupuncture points is generally the only negative effect your pet may deal with. Certain acupuncture points are avoided in pregnant or very weak or debilitated animals and direct placement of needles into tumors or masses are avoided.

Acupuncture may be used for a variety of conditions, both as a primary tool as well as another tool in the toolbox to support overall health and minimize disease.

Common conditions treated:
  • Arthritis or Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Hip or elbow dysplasia
  • Mobility issues or lameness
  • Neurologic conditions or nerve disorders
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Wobbler’s disease or cervical issues
  • Neck or back pain
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Chronic pain
  • Wound healing or speeding post-surgical healing
  • Kidney disease
  • Urinary or fecal incontinence
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Gastric reflux, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Megaesophagus
  • Hepatopathy/Hepatitis
  • Endocrine disorders such as dysfunctional thyroid or adrenal gland
  • Breeding/Fertility issues
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Immune system support
  • Conventional cancer treatment (chemotherapy or radiation) support
  • Overall health, well-being and balance

Chiropractic Care:

Just like humans, pets can benefit from chiropractic care! This is another holistic form of medicine that is used to treat several disorders and injuries like:

  • Subluxations
  • Repetitive use injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Osteoarthritis relief
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Forelimb lameness
  • Stiffness
  • Post-surgery recovery

Over their life, animals may suffer from slips, falls, issues at birth, and other stresses that can cause their spine to become misaligned. This leads to pain and discomfort that you may not even know are there.

Signs of pain:
  • Pain when you push on the animal’s back, especially near the spine
  • Resistance to turning their head one direction
  • Changes in behavior that cannot be explained
  • Difficulties with jumping
  • Not typically lame, but just plain off
  • Stiffness
  • Neck and/or back pain
  • Walking with a limp or dragging his back legs
  • Hunched back
  • Sitting or standing in an abnormal position and tilted to the side
  • Unable to perform activities that were once normal
  • After fractures have healed from an acute trauma
  • Dogs that get whiplash from being chained up

Providing compassion, care, and kindness to pets and their people.

ADDRESS

288 Fall River Ave
Seekonk, MA 02771
Click here for directions.

TEMPORARY HOURS

Mon: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tues: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thurs: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun: Closed

Monday - Friday our phones will be turned off from 2:00 - 2:30 pm for staff lunches.

CONTACT

Phone: 508-336-3381
Fax: 508-336-4528
Email: [email protected]

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