Welcome to Bell Animal Chiropractic

**PLEASE NOTE: DR. BELL IS CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE**

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)