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Acupuncture Treatment for Pets

Acupuncture has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years, reaping great results for people worldwide. In recent years, the veterinary community has applied this proven treatment to dogs, cats and other animals to great effect. It is often recommended as an add-on therapy to more traditional treatments. Kindly reach out to us at 902.863.3157 to learn more about our acupuncture services for your furry family member.

How can acupuncture help my pet?

Inserting thin needles into various areas of the pet’s body has been proven to reduce pain and inflammation. Pets who have been diagnosed with hip dysplasia, allergies, arthritis, digestive issues, chronic pain, and many other conditions can benefit from arthritis. Pets recovering from invasive surgery may also benefit from acupuncture.

Does pet acupuncture have any side effects?

It is possible for a pet to get an infection from the needles, although this side effect is incredibly rare.

What is a veterinary acupuncturist?

Our licensed veterinarians complete a rigorous training program to obtain their veterinary acupuncturist certification. These veterinarians have additional training to perform pet acupuncture.

How do I know if acupuncture is right for my pet?

During a consultation with our team, we can determine if your furry friend is a good candidate. Pets who are hyperactive, have an aversion to needles, or are prone to infection may not be good candidates for acupuncture. In these cases, your veterinarian may recommend alternatives like acupressure – which is massaging trigger points on problem areas.

How much does pet acupuncture cost?

For our current service rates, please give us a call and we would be happy to speak with you.

Last updated: April 29, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. OPERATING HOURS

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

We offer after-hours emergency care services to the clients and pets in our community. If your pet is experiencing an emergency after hours, please call our clinic phone number, and you will be directed to the veterinarian on-call for further assistance. 

NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Antigonish Veterinary Clinic