Acupuncture and Laser Therapy Prep
Preparing for your acupuncture or laser therapy session in three easy steps.
Use a room that your pet is most comfortable in. If your pet has a favorite bed or blanket, please prepare the area accordingly so he/she can rest on this during the treatment.
Having as little distractions as possible is important. The fewer distractions/ anxious noises or visual cues, the more comfortable your pet will be during his/her session. Relaxing music has been shown to help relax pets.
We recommend using a special treat to distract your pet during the session. Most dogs start relaxing after 5-10 minutes and may not even need this, but we like to give them something ” positive” during their session to make them remember a positive and special experience. We want them excited to have their acupuncture! Some ideas include Frozen Peanut Butter in Kong, Frozen baby food (use a plastic jar and place a jar koozie on it; note- avoid onions and garlic, which can be toxic to pets). It’s best to use this treat only for acupuncture, so it’s even more special.