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acupuncture for pets


Many modern procedures have been developed to improve the quality of life in pets. The ancient practice of acupuncture has resurfaced as a form of medicine that can further help your fur family members. Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine that has keen emphasis on repairing energy imbalance in the body, which in turn promotes healing. The technique is completely safe for your fur family, though some pets may experience soreness that goes away within days.

To find out if acupuncture is right for your pet contact us at 604.858.656 or via email to schedule an appointment.

How does acupuncture work in pets?

First, our veterinarians will decide if acupuncture is right for your pet. Based on initial assessments the doctor will decide how many treatments are needed for your pet to improve. The method involves inserting needles at specific points in the body where blood vessels and nerves meet. The process is painless and most pets become relaxed after the insertion of the first needle. Each session lasts up to approximately 30 minutes.

What conditions can acupuncture treat in pets?

Acupuncture encourages blood circulation which improves healing ability, stimulates the nervous system and releases substances that are anti-inflammatory. It also reduces pain and discomfort in your pets. If your pet has arthritis, dysplasia, joint inflammation, allergies, digestive issues and/or chronic back pain acupuncture can definitely be of help. Acupuncture can also treat irritated wounds with exposed nerve endings.

How long will it take to see results from acupuncture in pets?

The veterinarian will inform you of how many treatments they need based on medical assessments. It generally takes three to four sessions to notice improvement in pets.