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Veterinary Acupuncture

Our Calgary veterinarians offer acupuncture treatment for cats and dogs for pain relief and to supplement other medical treatments.

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Helping to Speed Healing & Recovery 

In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is used to promote the healing process by renewing the balance of energy throughout the body.

The foundation of this traditional medicine is the idea that an imbalance in the body's vital energies is what causes illness. In modern terms, acupuncture can help by increasing blood flow, which increases tissue oxygenation.

At Stoney Trail Veterinary Clinic, we offer acupuncture as a supplement to medical therapy to help relive pain and restore your dog or cat’s health.

Veterinary Acupuncture in Calgary

Acupuncture Technique & Benefits

Veterinary acupuncture involves inserting tiny needles into a dog or cat’s body at specific points known as meridians, where blood vessels and nerves converge. The needles promote blood flow, which improves circulation and enhances the body's healing abilities.

Acupuncture treatment at Stoney Trail Veterinary Clinic can provide a number of benefits for your dog or cat, including:

  • Stimulating the release of endorphins
  • Relaxing muscles and relieving pain
  • Improving metabolic waste removal from the body 
  • Promoting an increased blood flow to boost oxygen in tissues 

Common Acupuncture Uses

Our veterinarians often recommend the use of acupuncture or other types of Chinese medicine for a number of issues, including:

  • Pain Management

    Medical treatments such as chemotherapy can feel very uncomfortable for your pet. These treatments will often be combined with acupuncture in an effort to help relieve discomfort, helping your cat or dog fight their illness.

  • Musculoskeletal Issues

    Acupuncture can often be used for injury rehabilitation. Conditions such as arthritis, nerve injuries, and hip dysplasia also tend to respond well to acupuncture.

  • Dermatology & Skin Issues

    Acupuncture treatment may help to encourage increased circulation, which can help with hot spots, granulomas, and allergic dermatitis. It can also improve healing and reduce pain, leading to less itching and subsequent over-grooming.

  • Gastrointestinal Issues

    Acupuncture may stimulate digestive secretions, which helps promote healthy digestive activity. Conditions such as diarrhea or nausea may benefit from increased blood flow.

  • Respiratory Issues

    The immune-calming and anti-inflammatory capabilities of acupuncture treatment can improve asthma, allergies and other conditions.

New Patients Welcome

Stoney Trail Veterinary Clinic is accepting new patients! We are a team of veterinary professionals devoted to giving our patients the best care possible. Get in touch today to book your best friend's first appointment.

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