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A gentle, non-invasive, ancient Chinese approach.

If your pet is suffering from chronic medical conditions, acupuncture can often be an effective treatment medium to train the body how to heal itself. Ideal candidates for acupuncture include pets suffering from arthritis, orthopedic problems, and neurologic issues.

For certain conditions such as intervertebral disc disease and Wobbler’s syndrome, studies have shown acupuncture alone to be more efficacious than commonly recommended surgeries.

Acupuncture can be used to provide relief from the following conditions:

  • Neck and/or back pain
  • Arthritis and musculoskeletal injuries
  • Cancer and symptoms associated with chemotherapy
  • Respiratory problems such as asthma
  • Skin problems such as allergies
  • Acute and chronic conditions that have not responded to traditional medicine
  • Acute and chronic conditions that are currently being treated with traditional medicine

Additionally, acupuncture aids in neurological recovery, immune system support, and senior pet care. 

How will my pet react to veterinary acupuncture? 

Luckily, most pets accept veterinary acupuncture with ease. Of the few that initially dislike needles, many become receptive over time. Because acupuncture needles are so fine, pets rarely experience any discomfort and most lie down to rest during the session. 

Treatments are relaxing, balancing, and tailored to each individual patient. The number of sessions your pet will require is based on the issue being addressed as well as their response to treatment. For some pets, three to eight initial treatments will suffice while, for others, a single session every three to four weeks works best. Every session lasts approximately 30 minutes.

If you’d like to learn more about acupuncture or you’d like to schedule a consultation for your pet, call us at (416) 506-0100

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