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Acupuncture for Pets

Acupuncture is an alternative treatment we offer to our patients suffering from pain, inflammation and other conditions. This form of medicine was adopted from Ancient Eastern Chinese medicine and we’ve seen great results in pets who’ve received the treatment. Acupuncture is a good option for your pet as it eliminates the need for surgery or the use of pain medications.

How does acupuncture work in my pet?

At our hospital we administer acupuncture treatments to pets suffering from pain and energy imbalance. Our first step would involve making a thorough assessment of your furry friend’s condition. The assessment tells our veterinarian how many sessions your pet may need to see improvements. During each session our trained veterinarians insert needles at specific points where nerves and blood vessels meet. This will encourage blood circulation which in turn promotes healing, stimulates the nervous system and releases anti-inflammatory substances. After about three or four sessions we usually see our patients experience less pain and discomfort.

Is acupuncture painful for my pet?

Acupuncture is completely pain-free. In fact, many of our patients become relaxed when we begin to insert the needles. Your pet may experience some soreness after a session but it goes away within 48 hours.

What conditions can acupuncture be used to treat?

There are many conditions that acupuncture may be used for, here are some that our hospital regularly treats with acupuncture:

1. Chronic back pain
2. Arthritis
3. Allergies
4. Dysplasia
5. Digestive issues
6. Joint inflammation
7. Wounds with exposed nerve endings

If your pet is suffering from any of these conditions call us at 506.455.1700 to find out how acupuncture can make their life easier.

Last updated: October 20, 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

  • We are currently allowing 1 client per pet appointment to enter the hospital.
  • For everyone's safety, we have social distancing protocols in place and all staff and clients must wear a mask.
  • All exam rooms are disinfected between each appointment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method. Cash will be accepted if necessary.
  • If you need to purchase food, please order online or drop by the clinic during regular hours. Shipping is free for online orders over $100 and only $5 for orders over $50.
  • For prescription refills, complete the online refill order form or text 506.455.1700. Ordering online is the fastest and easiest way to obtain a medication refill.
  • 3. CANCELLATION POLICY

    Clients must confirm their appointments 24 hours before their scheduled time slot at the latest. We will cancel appointments of clients who do not confirm and give the appointment to waitlisted patients.

    4. ZERO TOLERANCE AGAINST ABUSE

    We reserve the right to refuse service to clients who verbally, emotionally, or physically harm any of our teammates.

    5. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
    Saturday to Sunday: CLOSED

    Please note that after 6:00pm, our phone lines will be answered by our triage service, Guardian Vets.

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

    - Your dedicated team at Fredericton Animal Hospital