Are you looking for a more holistic and natural approach to your pet's care? At Wascana Animal Hospital, Dr. Ulmer is pleased to provide traditional Chinese veterinary medical (TCVM) examinations and alternative treatment modalities such as acupuncture to her Regina and surrounding area patients.
Dr. Ulmer is a certified veterinary acupuncturist (CVA) who received her training through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). She practices integrative medicine by offering alternative treatment options and therapies, when indicated, in conjunction with conventional (western) medical treatment. This allows her to help support your pet's health to the fullest, and to maximize the potential for a successful outcome.
TCVM exams and acupuncture are based around evaluating the patient as a whole and identifying any imbalances. Acupuncture supports the body's ability to heal itself, by helping the patient restore any deficiencies or drain any excesses.
Acupuncture treatment can include dry-needling (needles placed through the skin), electrostimulation (a low dose of electrical current passed between acupuncture needles placed through the skin), as well as aquapuncture (where a small amount of liquid is injected into the acupuncture points). Acupuncture is effective for many musculoskeletal & neurological conditions such as intervertebral disk disease (IVDD), repetitive strain injuries common in working or agility dogs, torn/damaged ligaments & tendons, nerve paralysis, and bone abnormalities (arthritis, bone cysts etc). Many other medical, behavioural and dermatological conditions also respond well to acupuncture therapy. Acupuncture may allow a patient to reduce, and in some cases even discontinue, the amount of antibiotic, steroid, pain control or other medications they require.
If you have questions about whether or not acupuncture therapy may benefit your pet's condition, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Ulmer by calling us at 306-789-0918.
Dr. Ulmer placing needles in a canine patient.
This patient is receiving electroacupuncture to help improve the mobility and strength in both hindlimbs. Many senior large breed dogs may have "splaying" of back legs, slipping or knuckling of the paws which can be improved with acupuncture treatment.
Dr. Ulmer is a member of the following associations:
American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncturists http://www.aava.org/
Association of Veterinary Acupuncturists of Canada http://www.avacanada.org
International Veterinary Acupuncture Society http://www.ivas.org