A safe and pain-free treatment.
Animal chiropractic care involves adjusting the vertebrae to relieve pain and discomfort and improve the range of motion of a pet’s joints. It’s typically reserved for cats, dogs, and horses and is often used in conjunction with both traditional and holistic treatments.
When performed properly, chiropractic care is safe and pain-free. Adjustments improve blood flow, optimize the nervous system, and, sometimes, even eliminate a pet’s reliance on medication entirely. Though the need for surgery cannot always be prevented, chiropractic treatment can reduce the severity of secondary conditions caused by the primary injury.
Chiropractic care can be used to treat various health problems including:
- Not eating
- Walks with a hunched back
- Struggles to get up
- Has a slipped disk
- Abnormal posture
- Vocalizing pain
- Sensitive to touch
- Metabolic diseases
While chiropractic treatment is commonly used to treat injuries, it can also be utilized for regular maintenance of the spine and joints.
Acupuncture & Chiropractic Veterinary Care
When combined with acupuncture, the two holistic services can provide a holistic approach to health and performance problems in animals. It is the relationship between structure (the spine) and function (the nervous system). Exam and treatment is based upon a chiropractic exam and a Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medical (TCVM) exam, which look at movement, symmetry, clinical signs and the constitution of your pet. The goal of Acupuncture & Chiropractic Veterinary Care is to restore normal function to the spine which should restore normal function to the nervous system and balance to the body.
Vertebral subluxation complexes (VSC’s) are when the joint between two bones is immobile. Things that could cause VSC’s is every day living, micro trauma, age and conformational traits, confinement, diet, exercise, shoeing (horses), and equipment. We identify vertebral subluxation complexes by pain, asymmetry, range of motion, tissue, tone, texture, temperature, and special tests.
Most animals need adjustments at some point in their life. The amount of care depends on the animal’s condition. Some may need weekly treatments initially while others can go for 6 to 12 months until their next visit. Routine adjustments performed on healthy pets could prevent future pain, problems, and expenses.
Call us at (574) 234-3098 if you think your pet could benefit from chiropractic care and you’d like to schedule a consultation.