At Park Ridge Animal Hospital we offer acupuncture as part of your pets care. Acupuncture can treat a variety of ailments. It is performed for many reasons, the primary one is to relieve pain. Pets with arthritis, back or other types of orthopedic pain would benefit from acupuncture. It could also be used to treat stomach and intestinal disorders, breathing issues, allergies and scratching, urinary problems and much more. Acupuncture involves the insertion and manipulation of tiny needles at various points of the body, resulting in a rebalanced flow of energy through the body.