Acupuncture for Pets

Acupuncture for Pets

The benefits of acupuncture for human health are known all over the world. Did you know it is also a great treatment for the furry members of your family? It has been clinically proven to help decrease symptoms of pets with illnesses and improve the wellbeing of pets who are already in good shape. In the veterinary world, it is often prescribed alongside Western medicine to improve efficacy and reduce side effects. To learn more about our acupuncture services for pets here at Delton Veterinary Hospital, please call us at (780) 475-9225.

How can acupuncture help my pet?
The benefits of acupuncture in pets is quite similar to that in humans. It is an ideal therapy for joint pain, chronic pain, allergies, digestive issues, arthritis, epilepsy, stroke, asthma, skin allergies and many more. Even if your pet has no ailment, it can be a great maintenance or preventative treatment especially for pets who are very active (sports, hunting, etc.) and experience a lot of strain on their joints and muscles.

How do pets get acupuncture?
The procedure is 100% safe and painless. Before anything else, our team will do proper checks to ensure your pet is a good candidate. For example, we would need to take extra care and avoid certain body areas for pets who are pregnant or those who have inflamed skin. A single treatment takes about 20 to 30 minutes. Tiny needles are inserted into targeted areas of the body. This stimulates circulation, the nervous system, and the release of beneficial chemicals.

What is an alternative to pet acupuncture?
If your furry friend is particularly anxious, we can also recommend acupressure. This involves the use of finger/hand pressure to stimulate circulation in different parts of the body. Most pets find acupuncture very relaxing. In fact, it is common for them to fall asleep during the procedure because it is so soothing!

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


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


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".

    If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


  • Monday to Saturday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sundays: CLOSED
  • Note: We are closed daily for lunch between 1:00 - 2:00 pm.

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

    - Your dedicated team at Delton Veterinary Hospital