Services at our VCA Canada Animal Hospitals


Medical Acupuncture

Acupuncture acts as an adjunct therapy used by veterinarians with specialized training to help manage pain, mobility, incontinence, as well as neurological conditions. Acupuncture works through a process called neuromodulation which stimulates local endorphin release, increases blood flow, as well as decreases pain.
How do I know if acupuncture is a good choice for my pet? Your veterinarian will do a thorough initial consultation and examination so that your pet can be assessed to see if they are a good candidate.

How many sessions will my pet need? Typically a pet will require between 3-8 sessions however many pet parents choose to continue with maintenance treatments.

How quickly will I see improvement in my pet’s condition? Some animals will improve following their first visit while others require 3-4 sessions to determine whether acupuncture is going to be a beneficial treatment for them.

Common conditions treated: Chronic pain caused by osteoarthritis, nerve injuries, disc disease, degenerative myelopathy, epilepsy/ other central nervous system disorders; asthma, lick granulomas, and pain caused by cancer.

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