Acupuncture relieves pet pain

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
Many pet owners and veterinarians are turning to acupuncture to help heal animals.

With the growing popularity of alternative medicine, many pet owners are turning to acupuncture needles to relieve their animals' pain.

HOUSTON, TEXAS (KPRC) - With the growing popularity of alternative medicine, many pet owners are turning to acupuncture needles to relieve their animals' pain.

Dr. Timothy Harkness uses acupuncture on animals at the Houston Humane Society and says he sees big improvements after treatment.

"If you have a dog with arthritis, we will treat him and let him loose about two hours later and the dog is walking, so I know I have improvement. I haven't used any drugs, all I have used is needles," said Dr. Timothy Harkness, Houston Humane Society's Chief Veterinarian.

He says the reason he likes acupuncture is because there are potentially no negative side effects in comparison with pain medications.

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