Beadle Lake Veterinary Clinic
Don't Just Participate...Perform!
7115 Tower Road, Battle Creek, MI 49014
Hours:Monday and Friday 8AM to 5PM
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8AM to 5PM
Saturday 8AM to 12PM
Emergency Services Available 24/7
We recommend that you consult with your regular veterinarian regarding your pet’s condition prior to visiting us. Our veterinarians are always happy to answer any questions that you or your veterinarian may have if you are not sure if chiropractic and acupuncture are right for your pet’s condition. We prefer to work closely with your regular veterinarian to give your pet the best care and results.Type your paragraph here.
Our veterinarians see a wide variety of dogs and cats for chiropractic and acupuncture – some are competitors that need to be at the top of their game, some are recovering from an injury, and some are senior citizens that benefit from the pain-relieving effects. We also utilize Class IV Laser and Pulsed- Electromagnetic Field therapy (PEMF) to assist in reducing pain and inflammation. In conjunction with traditional veterinary medicine, chiropractic and acupuncture can be used for the treatment of musculoskeletal problems (such as osteoarthritis or intervertebral disc disease), rehabilitation after an injury or surgery, and palliative care for seniors.
Chiropractic is often misunderstood as ‘putting a bone back into place’, when in reality the technique primarily affects the nervous system; the nerves then communicate with the muscles to move the bone appropriately, restoring normal motion and function to the body. Chiropractic care can be used to relieve pain, improve joint range of motion, restore normal nerve and muscle function, and can help to prevent injuries. Simply, chiropractic helps to keep the body communicating with itself to ensure optimal function and movement. We use it commonly in conjunction with acupuncture to achieve the best results.
The practice of acupuncture is an aspect of traditional Chinese medicine that has existed for thousands of years, well before Western medicine was even described. As such, acupuncture can be a very helpful adjunctive therapy to our traditional veterinary medicine diagnostics and treatment options. Although an ancient technique, there is increasing research describing how and why acupuncture works. Veterinary acupuncture involves the use of tiny needles inserted at specific points along meridians to affect the body’s flow of energy (Qi) and balance. At these specific points lie an increased number of free nerve endings, tiny blood vessels, and lymphatics, which can be stimulated by the needle technique to influence the movement of energy through the body. In general, acupuncture helps to keep the body in balance so that it can maintain and heal itself more effectively. Specifically, acupuncture can be used to relieve pain, stimulate the nervous system, regulate the immune system, and improve overall performance. We also utilize Chinese Herbal Therapy, which can act as daily acupuncture for continued stimulation of specific meridians and energies.
When to call
· Lameness or other changes in gait/movement
· Changes in posture or performance
· Pain when being touched or picked up
· Difficulty standing after laying down
· Difficulty or reluctance with getting into the car or climbing stairs
· Changes in behavior or appetite
Please note that BLVC only provides chiropractic and acupuncture for companion animals. We refer you to our partner clinic, Athens Veterinary Services, or your regular veterinarian for the rest of your pet’s health care needs.
Canine Chiropractic & Acupuncture