Daily exercise is a crucial part of your pet’s health and overall wellbeing. An active lifestyle allows your pet to expend their energy, bond with you and other family members, and stay physically fit. Many exercises will require your pet to have optimal spinal health and mobility. Chiropractic care can provide your pet with the care they need to restore their flexibility and alleviate pain caused by spinal injuries or aging.
Chiropractic care involves spinal manipulation therapy of your pet’s vertebrae, which guides displaced bones in the spine back to their original position. This type of therapy relieves the painful pressure on the surrounding tissues of your pet’s body, allowing it to heal naturally.
Most animals suffering from spinal problems or chronic musculoskeletal disorders are perfect candidates for chiropractic care. Because of lack of mobility, these disorders prevent your pet from enjoying their lives, and the pain can cause their health to decline rapidly, especially if it begins to impact muscles and joints.
Chiropractic care can also help pets with the following conditions:
If you aren’t sure whether your pet has spinal issues, keep a close eye on the way your pet sits, lays down, walks or reacts to touch. Your pet may show sudden sensitivity to touch, especially during grooming. They may have trouble climbing the stairs or jumping on couches. Your pet may even exhibit aggressive or withdrawn behavior, which can stem from their physical pain.
Chiropractic care is one of the safest veterinary treatments in the practice. It typically provides pets, particularly those with chronic pain, with immediate relief that can be observed minutes after treatment. In cases like fractures or ligament tears, chiropractic care can help relieve pain and correct other problems caused by the injury, though it will likely not replace a surgery.
We recommend chiropractic care as a sufficient way to treat injuries and restore mobility to pets who are aging or perform in athletic or agility-related competition. While chiropractic care can work wonders on your pet’s health, therapies should never be started without an official diagnosis by a licensed veterinarian.