Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. Thousands of years ago, the Chinese civilization established a system of medicine that used diet, herbs, massage, excercise and a treatment technique known as acupuncture to maintain or restore a balance between mind, body and spirit.
Acupuncture involves the use of fine needles to stimulate the body to good health. It is based on the principle that the life energy that flows from the body organs can be disturbed by injury or disease. Known as QI or Chi, this energy stream can be restored by the insertion of thin needles at certain points along the meridian or energy path. Acupuncture helps strengthen the animal's immune system, relieve pain, and improve the function of various organs. It can help such fundamental problems as acute and chronic pain, paresis, arthritis, back pain,respiratory disease, gastrointestinal problems, neurological disease, as well as compliment the treatment of any disease process ailing the body. Treatment stimulates nerves, increases blood circulation, relieves muscle spasms, and causes the release of endorphins. Western medicine has been very slow to embrace acupuncture as a legitimate treatment for disease as well as preventative medicine, but after 30 years of exhaustive studies, it has been proven to have profound healing effects. Insertion of the needles is virtually painless. Most animals relax during treatment and remain calm for a day or two. Some ailments or injuries can be treated once, but more serious or complex problems may take more treatments to resolve. Once inserted in the appropriate points, the needles can be manually stimulated or micro electric currents can be used to provide more lasting effects. An examination is important with each treatment to determine the proper meridian and treatment protocol. For more information about acupuncture, contact Dr. John Rowe.
Aid Animal Hospital is proud to announce that we now offer laser therapy to pet owners in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The addition is part of Aid Animal Hospital's continued commitment in advanced technologies and progressive procedures in veterinary medicine.
Lasers have been used in human medicine for over 30 years, but are just beginning to appear in the veterinary field as doctors and animal lovers learn more about the benefits they can provide. Research indicates that the family pet is increasingly treated as a member of the family, and maintaining a quality of life for that pet is very important to their owners. Laser therapy provides us with an opportunity to meet the needs of our patients, and offer the highest level of care possible.
Laser therapy has several benefits over traditional pain and mobility treatments, including very rapid disappearance of pain, even that of neuralgic origin (pain coursing along a nerve). During therapy, the patented delivery system synchronizes superior energy frequencies delivering superior results in less time.
The versatility of the laser allows a doctor to treat sore muscles and joints, degenerative joint conditions, neurological pain, chronic non healing wounds as well as anti-inflammatory conditions.
Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding this or any other service we offer to improve the quality of life for you and your pet. We pride ourselves on staying on the leading edge of technology and medicine, and educating our clients on the various levels of care available. Laser therapy is the future of veterinary medicine and we feel our clients deserve to have that option when choosing the best care for their pet.
We are a full service surgical facility. From spay and neuters to intricate cruciate ligament repair, to dental cleanings and extractions, our clinic provides your pet with the best care possible. “Routine” procedures such as spays and neuters are not treated as routine. Surgery, regardless of how many times it’s performed, is still surgery. Anesthesia risks, pain and recovery are not just your concern, it is ours as well. After all, we have pets too. Pain management is high priority with the doctors and staff at Aid Animal Hospital. Pets heal faster when pain is controlled. We use many tools to assist in pain relief. NSAIDS (non steroid anti-inflammatory drugs), acupuncture, laser therapy treatment, prescribed pain patches, local anesthesia, as well as other medications proven to help relieve pain are commonly used. Sometimes a combination of several of these treatments is recommended. All of our surgical patients receive a pain injection prior to coming out of anesthesia. We wouldn’t want our own pets to be uncomfortable and we don’t want yours to be either. Your pet will receive a physical exam prior to anesthesia; will be monitored by our technicians during the procedure and while in recovery. We strive to make the surgical experience as comfortable as possible for both you and your pet.
Our doctors and staff perform dentisry procedures. Dental disease is a common and often overlooked problem in pets. While cavities represent the most common dental disease of humans, dogs and cats are more frequently bothered by tartar buildup on the teeth. Tartar accumulation leads to irritation of the gums around the base of the teeth, ultimately leading to the exposure of the roots. Potential outcomes of this tooth root exposure include gum infections and tooth loss. The bacteria from the tartar can cause other serious health concerns. Bacteria in the blood stream can affect the liver, kidneys and heart as well as other aspects of your pet's health. It's not just about having clean fresh breath; it's a medically necessary procedure to prevent long term health issues. Proper cleaning of the teeth requires complete cooperation of the patient so that plaque and tartar can be removed properly. Anesthesia is required to thoroughly clean the teeth. Many owners have a high degree of anxiety related to general anesthetic, be aware that your pet's general health may ultimately be compromised by delaying proper dental care. To minimize risk, our hospital uses modern anesthetics that are deemed safe even for older pets. Also, depending on your pet's age and general health status, blood may be drawn prior to anesthesia to evaluate blood cell counts and blood chemistry.
Aid Animal Hospital
8343 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64114
Serving the Greater Kansas City Area
Overland Park, Mission,
Prairie Village, and Leawood
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
*Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
*Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm
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