Chiropractic Care

Could your pet benefit from a chiropractic adjustment?

Chiropractic care works by restoring proper alignment of joints, thereby reestablishing motion and movement and decreasing pain. With correct alignment, nerve function is restored and a pet’s body is allowed to communicate freely. The innate intelligence of the body—animal or human—is quite powerful and a chiropractic adjustment can allow this intelligence to flow unhindered. At Briargate Boulevard Animal Hospital, we strive to consistently offer the latest in advanced and innovative animal health care services. To that end, we are pleased to provide professional animal chiropractic care as an additional option for our patients.

 

What does animal chiropractic care involve?

Spinal adjustments are very gentle and specific, and the majority of animals are quite relaxed during treatments. Pets usually sleep for a few hours following an adjustment, after which owners report that their furry companions wake up feeling relieved and revitalized.

 

What can chiropractic care treat?

Chiropractic adjustments are helpful for more than just reducing pain. Since the procedure ultimately works with the nervous system, it can also help obese, elderly, athletic or post-operative pets. Even a pet who is sore after a long weekend of hiking could benefit from a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic care can also help with issues like incontinence, skin conditions, behavior problems and gastrointestinal disorders. For wellness patients, simple but meaningful outcomes can occur, like shaving seconds off agility run time or maximizing mobility in the show ring.

 

How do I know if my pet could benefit from chiropractic care?

Symptoms of incorrect joint movement can vary widely and may include:

  • Pain
  • Mobility issues
  • Behavioral changes
  • Lameness
  • Refusal to participate in normal daily activities

Other symptoms may be more difficult to detect because they adversely affect your pet’s nervous system. This is why regular adjustments to ensure proper nerve flow are essential for many animals.

Chiropractic care may be the answer to your pet’s pain or illness. It may also be the best way to keep your loved one healthy and agile throughout his or her life. If you think your animal companion could benefit from a chiropractic adjustment, don’t hesitate to give Briargate Boulevard Animal Hospital a call.