Holistic Chiropractic Care for Your Dogs

Canine and Other Animals

Animal chiropractic care is an alternative, drugless method of health care used in conjunction with your regular veterinary care. Just like people, animals may experience back pain, or need to seek out chiropractic care for more energy, improved sports or work performance, for better resistance to disease, and to help insure a drug-less life. Animal chiropractic care deals with the nervous system, removing interference and correcting vertebral and joint subluxations. If interference gets into the nervous system, this may lead to pain, disease, muscle imbalances and weakness, immune suppression, and much more.

Our animal chiropractic care is performed either by hand or with an instrument called an Activator. Just like human chiropractic care, you may hear an audible “popping” sound when the adjustment is performed. Please keep in mind that this does not hurt your pet or animal, and after a couple of visits, the animals typically get excited to see the doctor when they arrive.

If your animal is experiencing the following signs/symptoms, they may need chiropractic care:

  • Decreased level of performance or play, laziness
  • Behavioral changes, headaches; the nervous system supplies the body with energy and interference may cause behavior changes
  • Loss of breathing capacity; maybe caused by a rib subluxation
  • Problems eating, chewing, or after bite work; may be neck or jaw subluxations
  • Gait problems, limping, short striding, uneven strides, nail dragging, stumbling
  • Diagnosed musculoskeletal conditions, such as arthritis
  • Muscle changes, imbalances, spasms, or atrophy
  • Abnormal posture when standing, uneven hips, inability to walk or stand on different ground surfaces, not squaring up when urinating, holding tail to one side
  • Injuries resulting from falls, training, or other activities
  • Stressful situations such as poor conformation, various training equipment, performance level and ability
  • Constant shaking of the head, ear problems, allergies
  • Chronic disease conditions, multiple repetitive infections, and weak immune system
  • Young and old age, breeding and pregnancy, and birth; we recommend having animals adjusted starting 6 months prior to conception, and right after birth, as birth is one of the most traumatic experiences animals experience

For more information on animal chiropractic, or to schedule an appointment, please call Walks of Life Chiropractic today at (719) 301-5598.