Chiropractic Adjustments

Animal Doctor provides chiropractic adjustments for canines and felines. We accept referrals and provide second opinions.

Description: Chiropractic care focuses on correcting any abnormalities in the alignment of a pet’s musculoskeletal system. This releases any areas of pressure and tension and frees any trapped nerves allowing your pet to be more comfortable.

Symptoms and What to Look For: Your pet may benefit from a chiropractic consultation and adjustment if he/she is slow to rise to standing, develops an abnormal gait or a change in posture, experiences lameness or stiffness, has difficult climbing stairs, or has a change in behavior.

How does it happen? A pet may need a chiropractic consultation after a traumatic event, or your pet becomes lame, experiences a change in gait, has difficulty climbing stairs, or experiences changes in behavior (hiding, more aggressive or anxious).

What questions do we ask?

  • How long have you noticed the limping? Which legs are affected?
  • How often does he/she limp? Is it worse at a particular time of the day?
  • How long have you noticed any pain in the back, neck or legs?
  • History of trauma or jumping?
  • History of back problems?
  • Any changes in Appetite/ Thirst/ Urination?
  • Have you tried anything at home?
  • Is the patient on any medications?

What are the steps we take to treat your pet?

  • The first step in diagnosing and treating your pet is taking a thorough history and performing a complete physical examination, including a neurological exam, stance and gait analysis, and palpation of the joints / back.

  • X-rays or blood testing may be recommended based on our physical examination findings.

  •  If the veterinarian thinks she can help your pet, then a chiropractic adjustment will be performed, and a treatment plan will be created based on the type and severity of your pet’s condition.

Animal Doctor Chiropractic Adjustments potential treatment plans?

  • Based on the thorough examination, any x-rays or blood testing results, a treatment schedule will be created, and adjusted based on your pet’s response.

What are the risks if left unmanaged?

Potentially your pet could continue to experience pain, worsening over time, as well as anxiety and a poor quality of life.