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Pet Chiropractic

Humans Need Chiropractic adjustments, So Do Pets

Posted by Nikki Wardle on December 11, 2018 at 9:00 AM
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Have you ever had one of those mornings when you wake up and can hardly get out of bed? And it’s not because you’re not looking forward to your first cup of coffee: it’s because your body is all out of whack for one reason or another. That’s when you call the chiropractor.

Did you know your pet might feel like this as well? Whether it’s because of injuries, age, or activity level, your pet might benefit from animal chiropractic care. Here’s a brief overview of how pet chiropractic (veterinary orthopedic manipulation)care can increase your pet’s mobility, help them live pain-free lives, and improve their quality of life.

The History of Pet Chiropractic Care

Although there are many dog, cat, and other pet owners who have no idea their pet could need chiropractic care, human chiropractic adjustment has been a practice for a long time. In fact, it was 1895 when Daniel David Palmer of Davenport, Iowa first performed chiropractic adjustment and found the benefits for humans were incredible. Over the past several decades, veterinarians have realized the value of chiropractic care for pets, and the practice has grown in veterinary clinics across the country. Many pet owners are seeing the benefits for their dogs and cats with increased mobility and activity levels in their companions.

How Can a Pet Chiropractor Help?

Maybe you’ve noticed that your aging dog doesn’t seem to be getting around like she used to. Perhaps your cat appears to be limping after an injury. Whatever your concerns with your pet’s pain and activity level, your veterinarian can help check them out and let you know if chiropractic care through a licensed chiropractor is the right next step.

Always go to a licensed pet chiropractor for care and at the recommendation of your vet. Here are a few of the ways a pet chiropractor may be able to help your furry friend.

  • Increased mobility
  • Injury healing
  • Pain management
  • Muscular strengthening to reduce atrophy and injury risk
  • Helping animal amputees with gait issues

Learn More About Pet Chiropractic Care

If you think your pet may be a good candidate for chiropractic care, schedule an exam with your veterinarian. Your vet can inform you of the many options available as well as thoroughly examine your pet to make sure chiropractic care is the right choice. Help your pet live a pain-free, healthy life with pet chiropractic care. To schedule and appointment with Dr. Toby, contact us.

Topics: Pet Chiropractic Care