For thousands of years, acupuncture has been used in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) to treat a wide variety of ailments and as a form of preventative therapy. It involves the use of very thin needles to activate pressure points all over the body. This triggers the nervous system and causes the release of hormones and other natural chemicals that ultimately lead to reduced inflammation, increased blood flow and other positive effects. To learn more about our acupuncture services, please call us at 613.443.5459.
How can acupuncture help my pet?
Veterinary teams like ours often use acupuncture in combination with other types of treatments. It can help pets with arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, muscle pain, as well as those who were injured or who recently underwent surgery. Acupuncture is also beneficial for pets who are extremely active (e.g. sporting/ hunting dogs) to prevent injury and reduce strain on their joints and muscles.
Is acupuncture safe for pets?
Absolutely. In fact, most will not even feel the needles being inserted into their bodies. Like with humans, they will actually feel a calming effect all throughout the therapy. It is a 100% non-invasive treatment.
What will happen to my pet after acupuncture?
You will notice that your pet will have a calmer demeanor. On rare occasions, some of our patients experience weakness shortly after treatment, but this is often short-lived and mild.