Saturday, July 6, 2019

Acupuncture House-call Guidelines

Animal Acupuncture House Call Guidelines

During my many years of making house calls I have found that a few guidelines were needed to make your pet’s session relaxing and for it to receive the most benefits from the treatment. Working with animals takes a bit more focus and energy. As I incorporate many modalities of holistic therapies into this session, I also need to stay calm and focused.

Thank you for helping me make each session for your pet the best that it can possibly be. 

Pick a room or area that your dog/cat is most comfortable. If they have a favorite blanket or toy keep it handy. Please take your dog out to pee before I arrive if necessary.

The owner must be in the room with me and the dog/cat during the entire session. You are part of your dog/cat’s family. This is for liability reasons! I cannot be in your house alone with your pet or children. I cannot stress this enough. This is for your protection as well as mine. This keeps the dog/cat relaxed. I also ask the owner to participate to help keep the dog/cat still during the session. Keeping the owner involved makes the animal happy and usually better behaved. During the session, I will also be showing you how to massage, do basic acupressure and apply liniments.
Please note this is also for liability reasons.

Please turn off all TV, radio, video games or music unless it is classical soothing music.

Please no cell phone, texting during the session unless it is an emergency.

Please! No cooking, doing homework, or any other activities that will require you to get up and down and leave the room.

Children may watch but must be quiet and respect the dog/cat and me.

No Smoking in the room.

Please note I am allergic to peanuts. I ask that you do not feed your dog any peanut treats or have them in the room on the before or during the session.

Please refrain from bringing food or eating during the session. Usually most dogs will focus on the food which makes it difficult to keep them calm.

Thank you for not inviting neighbors and friends to watch this session.

Payment is due at the time of service. I accept cash, credit cards and checks.

I make house-calls to Salem MA, Beverly MA and Peabody MA. I also treat dog and cat patients at Our Family Veterinary Services in Peabody MA.
To schedule a session or to learn more about acupuncture for your dog or cat please visit the Four Paws Acupuncture website:

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