Tripawds Podcast Episode #63: All pets will need pain management at some time and Tripawds often need it more than their four-legged pals. Today on Tripawd Talk Radio we learn how veterinary acupuncture can help our threee-legged pets feel better throughout their lives. Our guest is Dr. Nell Ostermeier, DVM, CVA (IVAS) a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and co-owner of Lombard Animal Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Let's Get to the Point with Veterinary Acupuncture for Tripawds From the moment a cat or dog loses a limb, their gait is forever compromised. This can lead to problems down the road, including joint stress, muscle strains and more. Managing their pain is critical and veterinary acupuncture is one drug-free way to do it. Veterinary acupuncture is also great for other conditions like anxiety and today Dr. Ostermeier will share everything we need to know about acupuncture for Tripawds, such as: What conditions can be helped by veterinary acupuncture?How does sticking needles in the body help a pet (or person) feel better?What are the different types of acupuncture available? What conditions are helped by these different types?Can acupuncture be administered when a pet is also on traditional pain management drugs?Who can administer acupuncture? Do vets need a license to practice it in the US? What about other countries?Which Tripawds are good candidates for acupuncture? Can it help with cancer patients too?What can we expect from a session? Will it hurt our pets?How many sessions are usually required before results can be seen? What is the success rate? About Dr. Ostermeier Dr. Nell has been a certified veterinary acupuncturist since 2012. She developed the Integrative Program at her hospital where she treats dogs, cats, rabbits, and other small exotic pets using the best of both worlds -Western and Eastern.