Fine needles are used in predefined points of the body in patterns called meridians. The placement of the needles depends on the imbalance and disharmony in the body and differs for each animal. The anatomical locations of the points are made up of nerve bundles, lymphatics, key muscle endings, and focused stimulation creates a cascade of effects in the body. Much quality research exists to demonstrate the effect and benefit of this modality. Acupuncture is used to ease muscular strains, minimize pain, minimize inflammation, support the immune system, and create a host of neurologic and physiologic changes in the body to aid healing of the whole. Most animals find the experience neutral to very relaxing. Initial changes continue in the body for up to several days after the treatment and the long- term effects can last for months.