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Animal Chiropractic Care



Veterinary chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health in animals. The discipline of chiropractic emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.

Why use chiropractic treatment for animals?
The health of any animal depends upon the correct alignment of their body parts. Chiropractic techniques can provide an immediate reduction in pain and an increased range of motion. Chiropractic treatment can also identify and treat other undiagnosed or poorly managed health problems. For instance, because each spinal nerve leads directly or indirectly to a specific organ, chiropractic treatment can improve organ function.


The following symptoms may indicate that your pet could benefit from a chiropractic adjustment:

  • Yelping in pain after a sudden movement when no other symptoms are present
  • Weak front legs with no site of pain
  • Dryness of the eyes for an extended period of time
  • Looking, yelping or biting when being picked up around the chest area
  • Hunched back
  • Muscle spasms along the back
  • Hip pain in the hind legs with no sign of canine arthritis
  • Trouble standing or laying down
  • Inability to jump
  • Fatigue or lethargy
  • Changes in behavior, such as depression or aggression
  • Decreased levels of activity or decreased appetite

Chiropractic care is an excellent way to prevent and treat joint degeneration in your pet. Proper vertebral alignment keeps the body from shifting into unhealthy positions to compensate for joint pain caused by injury or degeneration.


Regular manual orthopedic manipulation, especially with large and giant breed dogs, will help keep the musculoskeletal system from degenerating as the aging process occurs. It can also help keep your pet moving comfortably throughout her whole life.

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