It's a tough job dealing with cute and cuddly animals... :) Here is: Suna & Tikka, Kyda, Rayne and Bella ...

A lovely mix of some cute dogs & kitties visiting our clinic :)
Pepper - 9 yr old Catahoula mix
Bella - 4 month old Rag Doll kitten
Koda - 11 yr old Shih-Tsu mix
Chairman Mau - 12 yr old Siamese

Say hello to: Zyla, an 11 yr old lab; Luna, a 6 month old kitty; and Salsa, a 6 yr old Boston Terrier :) ...


At Coastland Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Tutteli Pukarinen performs acupuncture on both canine and feline patients.


Acupuncture for Tulo

Acupuncture for Tulo

Acupuncture uses techniques developed over centuries and can enhance traditional veterinary medicine.  Many pets can benefit from a combination of traditional  and alternative treatments. 

Acupuncture for back pain

Acupuncture for back pain


Acupuncture is most often used in the treatment of arthritis and joint inflammation.




During the Acupuncture treatment, fine needles are inserted at specific points on the patients where blood vessels and nerves converge.

Tulo being treated with Acupuncture to relieve a sore back

Tulo being treated with Acupuncture to relieve a sore back







Potential Benefits of Acupuncture :

-Improved the bodies healing abilities by increasing blood circulation, thereby enhancing tissue oxygenation.  

-Increased metabolic waste removal by the body

-Helps relieve pain.  Muscles are relaxed and natural pain relieving substances are released, as well as naturally occuring anti-inflammatories.


Your pets first acupuncture appointment with Dr. Pukarinen involves a general medical assessment.  Dr. Pukarinen will perform a physical exam on your pet, discuss treatments options with you,  and will perform the first treatment.