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Acupuncture for dogs

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  • Oct 14th, 2017 6:46 pm
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Member
May 7, 2017
318 posts
133 upvotes

Acupuncture for dogs

Has anyone done this before and saw results?

I found two different prices not sure where to go

A holistic shop for dogs $89 first session then $40 each
Vet $179 first session then $89 each session (further drive)
5 replies
Deal Addict
Sep 22, 2009
1584 posts
298 upvotes
Markham
How do they keep the dog from moving?
Deal Addict
Feb 22, 2007
1563 posts
57 upvotes
Mississauga
where are you located?

why do you want to get acupuncture done?

We had it done on our GS to help the blood circulate due to the hip dysplasia
Jr. Member
Dec 1, 2011
137 posts
36 upvotes
DARTMOUTH
May I ask what issue you're attempting to treat? While I acknowledge my opinion may be worthless to you, this is redflagdeals where we all strive to save money. There is zero concrete evidence that acupuncture helps with anything other than a very strong placebo effect. The placebo effect is particularly large for humans but there will be zero for dogs (if anything they would be more stressed out from the experience). I would strongly suggest you save your money for something that can actually help your dog with whatever issue(s) they are experiencing.
Newbie
Mar 14, 2011
11 posts
3 upvotes
Vaughan
I know people that have used it in older dogs for mobility issues and it absolutely works if the technician knows what they are doing.
Newbie
Nov 5, 2012
1 posts
Toronto
My dog is a 14 year old sheltie with arthritis. Her insurance has acupuncture coverage so I’ve tried taking her to a few sessions. It does seem to work as she doesn’t cripple as much after the sessions. I would recommend if your insurance has coverage for it.

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