Acupuncture Veterinary acupuncture is a complementary treatment designed to stimulate your pet’s own anti-inflammatory and pain relief mechanisms. Unlike long-term treatments for chronic pain such as Carprodyl or Metacam, there is no risk to liver or kidneys with acupuncture. Acupuncture is suitable for all ages of animal, but as with any pain management it is important to understand the nature of your pet’s pain. This will be determined through normal diagnostic procedures. If you are interested in acupuncture and want to see how it can work alongside conventional treatments, speak to reception. We will be happy to refer you to the acupuncture practitioner.