Acupuncture for Pets

Acupuncture is a proven treatment for many different types of ailments that affect us humans. But did you know it can also be successfully applied in our furry family members? Also known as Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), this treatment option can be used alone or in conjunction with conventional Western medicine. To learn more about how we incorporate acupuncture into our treatment plans here at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic, please call us at 403.239.4657.

How will acupuncture help my pet?

TCVM therapies can sometimes lower the doses of pharmaceuticals required, control or prevent side effects, enhance quality of life, and occasionally eliminate the need for medicine altogether. In our furry family members, it can be used to treat several kinds of diagnoses such as arthritis, degenerative disc disease, paralysis, injuries, dermatological issues and more. It is also a good maintenance treatment for very active pets such as dogs who participate in sports, hunting or other activities that cause lots of stress on their joints and muscles.

Which pets are good candidates of acupuncture?

Before any kind of treatment commences, your veterinarian here at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic will consider your pet’s health history, personality, age, diet, sleeping, eating habits, and many other factors to develop a treatment plan and determine if they are a good candidate for acupuncture.

What are some common misconceptions about acupuncture?

Most people think that acupuncture involves needles exclusively to activate pressure points in the central nervous system, which thereby releases chemicals that reduce inflammation and other positive effects. But there are also other types of TCVM. For example, acupressure can be used to activate pressure points by using the fingers. Herbal and diet therapies can also prescribe in conjunction with acupuncture and acupressure.


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Last updated: August 11, 2021

Dear Clients,

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


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

As you can imagine, we have a significant backlog of surgeries and wellness/vaccine exams to catch up on and we will be working hard over the next several weeks to do just that. We want to thank everyone in advance for your patience while we work through this. Although restrictions have been lifted, our health and safety protocols have not. It is important we continue to follow the guidelines set out by Worksafe Alberta and social distance our large team as much as possible. This means although we can offer these elective services, we are doing much fewer during the day than we were pre-COVID.



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

- Your dedicated team at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic

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