Chika is a 13 year old Chihuahua. She is such a nice girl and allows me acupuncture her knees. She ruptured her right cruciate ligament (like the ACL in humans) many years ago. In order to keep her liver and kidneys happy, she is getting acupuncture instead of medications to suppress inflammation. The acupuncture helps prevent pain and keeps swelling/inflammation as minimal as possible. Especially in smaller dogs, this “conservative” treatment may be the best way to help.