For Dogs and Cats

Chiropractic Care for Dogs and Cats

  • Effective holistic, hands-on therapy for movement correction and enhanced performance for your canine performance dog, show dog or loved family pet.
  • Please remember that chiropractic is NOT intended to replace veterinary care but to be used as a complimentary and integrative type of care that has shown to be potent and well tolerated by both dogs and cats.
  • Helps in treating stiffness and pain in neck, back, tail and extremities.
  • Detects joint motion abnormalities and faulty gait along with bad posture and poor overall movement.
  • Joint restriction or malalignment (subluxation) usually associated with muscle tension/pain are found and corrected using soft tissue therapy techniques and gentle manual chiropractic adjustment.
  • An adjustment is a very specific, quick, controlled gentle force maneuver that aids a joint in returning to its normal position and/or motion.  This encourages normalized nerve function, reduces pain and enhances overall good health.
  • Subluxations, particularly long-standing ones, can cause a number of different symptoms ranging in intensity and severity.  Subluxated spinal vertebrae can cause painful irritation to the associated nerve and all other surrounding  soft tissue.  This in turn can interfere with the nerve impulses to muscles and other parts of the body that results in muscle weakness, wasting, asymmetry and faulty gait/body motion.
  • By restoring and maintaining normal biomechanics, degenerative changes may be prevented and/or slowed and therefore makes regular maintenance chiropractic care a wise choice for all levels of canine athletes and family pets.

Common conditions that can benefit from Chiropractic Care include:

  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Secondary effects from hip or elbow dysplasia
  • Patella (knee cap) luxation
  • Injuries as a result of rough play, dog sport, jumping off high places and general falls
  • Loss or leaking of urine
  • Post-surgical care ( i.e. cruciate surgery) to help manage and minimize compensatory effects
  • Wobblers Syndrome
Note that many of todays Pet Insurance Plans cover Alternative Care. These include such plans as PC, PetsPlusUs, Pets 4 Life.  A veterinary referral may be required.