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A Day in the Life: What Happens During an Appointment with Aloha Veterinary Acupuncture

At Aloha Veterinary Acupuncture, we understand that your pet's comfort and health are your top priorities. That’s why we bring the best of holistic veterinary care right to your doorstep. 


If you've ever wondered what happens during one of our mobile acupuncture sessions, here’s a detailed look at a typical visit and how you can prepare your pet for this beneficial treatment.



Pre-Session Preparation

Before we arrive, there are a few simple steps you can take to ensure a smooth and stress-free experience for your pet:


  • Create a Calm Environment: Choose a quiet, comfortable area in your home where the session can take place without interruptions. This could be a favorite corner of your living room or a peaceful spot on your patio.

  • Limit Food and Exercise: To help your pet stay calm and relaxed, avoid feeding your pet a large meal right before the session and try to keep exercise gentle on the day of the treatment.

  • Have Treats Handy: Treats can be a great way to soothe and distract your pet during the session, especially if they are feeling a bit unsure.



Arrival and Setup

When our vehicle pulls up to your home, Dr. Kho will bring all the necessary equipment inside. We strive to make our setup quick and unobtrusive. 


Our team is trained to handle pets with varying temperaments and conditions, ensuring that your pet feels secure and at ease from the moment we enter your home.


Assessment Process

Each session begins with a thorough assessment. We take the time to:


  • Review Your Pet’s History: We discuss your pet’s medical history, any ongoing treatments, and the specific health issues you are hoping to address with acupuncture.

  • Physical Examination: Our acupuncturist performs a physical examination to assess your pet's condition, focusing on areas of pain, stiffness, or discomfort.

  • Discussion with You: We believe in a collaborative approach and will talk with you about our findings, answering any questions you may have.


Choosing Acupuncture Points

Choosing the right acupuncture points is crucial for effective treatment. Our approach is tailored to each pet’s specific needs, based on:


  • Clinical Symptoms and Diagnosis: Acupuncture points are chosen based on your pet’s specific symptoms and any veterinary diagnoses.

  • Response to Previous Sessions: If your pet has received acupuncture before, their response to previous treatments will guide adjustments in our approach.


During the Acupuncture Session

During the session, fine needles are gently inserted into specific points on your pet’s body. Most pets tolerate this very well and often become relaxed or even sleepy. 



An acupuncture session typically lasts between 15-20 minutes, during which we closely monitor your pet for any signs of discomfort or distress.


Post-Session Care and Follow-Up

After the session, we provide you with guidelines on post-treatment care, which may include observing your pet for changes in energy, appetite, and behavior. 


We also discuss follow-up treatments and any adjustments to the treatment plan based on your pet's response.



Ready to Experience the Benefits of Veterinary Acupuncture?

At Aloha Veterinary Acupuncture, we are dedicated to providing a holistic, comforting experience that promotes the health and well-being of your beloved pets. If you’re ready to explore how acupuncture can help your pet, contact us today to schedule a visit. 


We’re excited to meet you and your furry family member and embark on a journey to better health together!

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