New to us: Leech Therapy

10. January 2017


Leeches can be used in many different diseases, e.g.:

  • Arthrosis (joints and cartilage)
  • Spondylosis (spinal degeneration)
  • Wound healing
  • Skin lesions

With the help of the special tooth apparatus, leeches can “work” through the animal skin. In this case, substances are released which have both anti-inflammatory and anti-clotting effects. In recent years many other mechanisms of action of the saline content have been investigated and the positive medical effect has been intensively researched and documented.

From now on, we offer this therapy in our practice. In a veterinary preliminary interview and a preliminary examination, we look at whether an individual leech therapy is suitable and coordinate the treatments (2-3 x) at intervals of 14-21 days.

Leech therapy is suitable both for dogs and cats as well as for small pets.

Are you interested? Any questions? We’re here to help.