People ask me, all the time, HOW I do acupuncture on pets.
Don't they move around?
Do they bite you?
Do you have to anesthetize them?
Nope! Just look at Toby! He hardly even notices that the needles are in! Some dogs will lay down and fall asleep. Some do move around (and this is fine!). My main goal (aside from making them feel better via acupuncture and herbs, of course) is to make sure that they're comfortable and unstressed when they come visit me.
A stressed animal is preventing the acupuncture from working to its full potential, so keeping a relaxed environment is KEY to speedy healing.
Stay tuned for video of my buddy Benny who's being treated for post-surgical pain in his knee, and you'll see just how relaxed most dogs are during their treatments!