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Pet Acupuncture Therapy

At Windcrest, we believe that the best therapies for our animal companions involve an integrative approach to healing. This approach means that our hospital offers its animal patients both Western medical therapies as well as those of Traditional Chinese Medicine, specifically Acupuncture. Dr. Malcolm Kram, a veterinarian and certified veterinary acupuncturist will work with your regular veterinarian to design an acupuncture treatment for your animal friend, whether dog or cat.

Since 2011, Windcrest Animal Hospital has been offering acupuncture and herbal therapies for dogs and cats by Dr. Malcolm Kram. Dr. Kram received his veterinary degree from Cornell University and his acupuncture training through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.

Both an art and a science, acupuncture as an effective approach dates back to 2500 BC, when it was first prescribed for people in China. Today, acupuncture and herbal therapies are part of what is commonly known as “integrative medicine,” bringing both Eastern and Western medicine together to provide the best care for both human and animal patients.

Acupuncture alters pain and inflammation, and therefore can be considered for a variety of conditions including:

  • Arthritis
  • Allergies and itching
  • Recurrent ear and urinary infections
  • Seizures
  • Post-operative pain
  • And more

As part of an integrative program, acupuncture and herbal therapies may help reduce the amount of medications your pet presently takes. It also offers an alternative for pets who have reactions to certain drugs or treatments.

Acupuncture is not painful; the needles used are much thinner than those used in Western medicine for injections and blood tests. Before a pet may receive these treatments, a traditional Chinese medical diagnosis is required. This diagnosis involves a detailed discussion between the acupuncturist and you as the pet’s owner while your pet is examined from an Eastern medical perspective.

In some cases, acupuncture delivers results almost immediately, but most patients require six to eight treatments spaced seven to fourteen days apart to experience the benefits. In some cases, pets can have improved results when acupuncture is coupled with herbal therapies. We are pleased to offer this combination to your pet at Windcrest Animal Hospital.

If interested in this therapeutic option for your pet, contact us today for more information and to schedule an appointment. Visit Dr. Kram’s website at to learn more about acupuncture for pets.

Windcrest Animal Hospital

3705 Lancaster Pike

Wilmington, DE 19805 - Directions

Lobby Hours:

Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 8:30pm

Sat: 8am - 6pm

Sunday: 9am-6pm

Emergency: Open 24/7
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