What can I expect after I bring my dog home from acupuncture treatment? - The Drake Center
They're usually pretty tired. It's not so much that the needles themselves wipe the dog out. It's that wonderful serotonin release that makes them very relaxed. If you've ever personally had acupuncture, you know it's almost like a massage. It feels terrific, and you just want to go home and take a nap. I tell owners to expect a nice, sleepy pet the rest of the day.
Contributed by Keala Shotwell DVM, CVA from The Drake Center