Did you know that your pets can get Chiropractic help too?
We came across this article on HealthyPets.com by Dr. Becker and thought it was so cool that we needed to share! We only treat humans in our clinic, but if your pet is having trouble it might be worth some further research to find a pet chiropractor in your area.
Many pet owners don’t think about animal chiropractic when their beloved dog or cat is injured, in pain, or becomes ill. And that’s really unfortunate, because often a visit to a small animal chiropractor can put your pet on the road to recovery much more quickly and safely than other alternatives.
Chiropractic adjustments can often take the place of surgery.
They can reduce or eliminate the need for veterinary drugs that carry side effects.
They can also address chronic health problems that don’t get better or keep coming back.
Chiropractic Adjustments for Pets
A chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a specific impulse directed at a joint to reduce fixation and re-establish normal movement.
Adjustments clear the way for the body to return to a state of balance without the interference of a subluxation, which is a vertebral lesion.
Adjustments are done to the joints of the spine and also the extremities.
Chiropractic can treat animals with back, neck, leg and tail pain; muscle spasms; nerve problems; traumatic injuries; difficulty chewing, TMJ or jaw problems; and stiffness from arthritis.
It can also alleviate some bowel, bladder and other internal medicine conditions.
And for healthy animals, it can maintain the integrity of the joints and spine.
Why You Might Want to Seek Chiropractic Care for Your Pet
There are certain indications for care that can often be best served by seeking chiropractic as a first step rather than a place to turn when all else has failed. These situations include:
- During recovery from an injury or illness
- After any surgery involving anesthesia
- Lameness and/or difficulty standing up or lying down
- If your dog or kitty is getting up in years or if there is a behavior or mood change
- If your pet is seizing or experiencing other neurological problems
- When your pet has a chronic or recurring health problem that won’t resolve
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