Chiropractic for Small Animals and Horses
Caring for the animals we love is about more than just providing food, shelter, vaccinations and affection. While that’s a good start, long-term health and well-being may also include complementary therapies previously reserved for humans that have also been shown to be effective in helping our companion animals. Veterinary Chiropractic—also known as spinal manipulation—is one of those.
Just as in people, this growing field of animal health care focuses on the restoration and preservation of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. It is a non-surgical, drug-free option for correcting bone, disc, and soft-tissue disorders as they relate to spinal configuration and movement. Veterinary chiropractic can benefit pets with both acute injuries and chronic conditions, such as:
- Osteoarthritis (Arthritis)
- Pain associated with hip dysplasia
- Intervertebral disc disease (slipped disc)
- Idiopathic lameness
- Leg weakness
- Urinary incontinence
- Sports injuries
- Other neurological conditions
Chiropractic is not limited to an injured or sick pet—this therapy can assist healthy and athletic animals as well, to help them maintain proper structural alignment.
We offer this service not only to dogs and cats but also to horses and other large animals in a farm call or trailer-in appointment. Veterinary Chiropractic can be especially helpful for horses because proper nerve and lymphatic functioning is imperative for ultimate health and performance. Chiropractic helps to restore full range of motion in the joints to allow proper nerve firing and circulation. Horses with chronic health problems can additionally benefit from adjustments as disease can cause tension and inflammation throughout the body, decreased mobility in the spinal segments, as well as alter gait patterns.
If you think your animal might benefit from chiropractic services, don’t hesitate to call us to schedule a consultation at (928) 636-4421.