Hagerstown, MD -- You may have heard about acupuncture for people, but how about for your four-legged friends?
13-year-old miniature Pinscher Alexis is dealing with some major health problems.
She's battling bladder cancer, kidney failure and arthritis, but her owners are trying a different kind of approach to help her conditions.
"My first reaction was let's try acupuncture," Keri Hammel said. "We've actually both have had acupuncture in the past and we try holistic approaches to medicine for ourselves, so we're trying that for our animals as well."
"Acupuncture is a way to take care of the pain in her knee and give her more mobility without causing side effects," said Dr. Randy Barbour, a veterinarian who works with Alexis.