Will my cat be able to tolerate cat acupuncture? - The Drake Center

You'd be amazed how well these kitties can tolerate acupuncture. We use very tiny needles. We go very slow and methodical with them. If they show any discomfort with a needle placement, we'll remove it, go to another area, and then come back to that spot. They're usually pretty good about it.

What percentage of cats experience an improvement in symptoms after receiving acupuncture treatments?

It depends on what disease you're treating. But I would say for kidney disease and lumbosacral or back arthritis, it’s a good 50%.