What is Animal Chiropractic?
Animal Chiropractic is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on technique that focuses on dysfunction within the neuromusculoskeletal system.
Animal Chiropractic is a specialized approach to your animals health and is complimentary to your primary veterinary care.
Animal Chiropractic may help:
- Reduce pain
- Minimize injury
- increase range of motion
- improve joint function
- improve performance
- enhance quality of life
What Does an Animal Chiropractor Do?
Animal Chiropractic involves a full pet health history, physical and neurological assessment.
Once your animal chiropractor distinguishes what issue may be present, this will be discussed with the owner before treatment occurs.
A Chiropractic manipulation is a high velocity, low-amplitude force that is applied to the joints of the spine and extremities of your animal. It is a very gentle and safe technique.
How will I know my pet needs Animal Chiropractic?
Animals get the same injuries and ailments as humans. For example; arthritis, disc herniations, sprains/strains, muscle pain and/or tension etc…
An animal in need of chiropractic care can show this in a number of ways but most often owners will notice a change in normal behaviour.
Changes in behavior may include:
- a lack of regular performance
- unwillingness to do stairs, jump on the couch or over fences
- reluctance or inability to jump into the car
- reduced activity
- change in eating habits or digestion
- show signs or symptoms of pain (e.g. yelping when picked up, bite/kick or flinching when touched or groomed, lameness)