Our Vancouver vets offer Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation as a risk-free, non-invasive therapy option for your dog.

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What is Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation?

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a form of therapy that is used to treat inflammation and acute pain in your dog.

TENS therapy utilizes small electrodes that are attached directly to your dog's body and carry low-level electrical pulses to the areas of your animal's body that cause them discomfort. 

Your vet will adjust the pulses to a setting that will be most beneficial and comfortable for your dog's treatment. 

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Benefits of TENS

TENS is a form of rehabilitative therapy that our vets offer in order to treat a variety of painful conditions in dogs. This treatment is designed to reduce pain and inflammation, but your vet may also use TENS to treat other symptoms, such as:

  • Nerve damage
  • Arthritis due to aging
  • Muscle conditions
  • Tendon inflammation
  • Chronic back or pelvic pain

The Process

TENS is a pain-free therapy option for your dog, and there is never any general anesthesia requires in order to perform this treatment. This form of rehabilitative therapy has been known to be quite comfortable for the animals we treat.

That being said, TENS treatment should only be performed by a licensed veterinary professional, as incorrect treatment could potentially cause further damage.

The duration and frequency of your dog's treatments will depend on various factors such as your dog's injuries, size, and breed. 

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