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Nottinghamshire vet offers pet acupuncture though mobile business

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A vet wants to show pet owners in Newark the powers of acupuncture with her new mobile business.

Carole Parsons started PetTherapy Mobile Veterinary Acupuncture last year with the hope of helping animals suffering chronic pain.

She now wants to spread the word about how beneficial the treatment can be for pets with arthritis.

Carole with senior pooch Tilly.
Carole with senior pooch Tilly.

“Acupuncture is often one of the things I recommend alongside physiotherapy,” Carole said. “A lot of vet practices don’t offer it. If I’m a mobile service, I can treat pets anywhere in the area.

“I just want people to know that I’m here and acupuncture is something to consider.”

Acupuncture involves putting very fine sterile needles through the skin in various locations around the body.

It increases the release of natural morphine-like substances into the body, and stimulates blood supply so helps healing and acts as a pain reliever.

It can be used to help a range of ailments in pets.

Carole has been a vet for 17 years.

She currently works part-time at Vets4Pets in Chilwell and uses acupuncture treatments on pets that come into the practice.

Carole said: “There’s more and more evidence now that says it’s effective in treating chronic pain.

“I just love the effects of it. It’s so safe. With acupuncture, I know that I can’t do any harm.

“I can treat the pets that come to my practice, but there is a massive population of pets out there that aren’t being offered acupuncture.”

Carole trained in acupuncture in 2015 and is also a registered member of the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists.

She is now offering her services in Newark and throughout the Nottinghamshire area.

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