Caring for the pets we love is about more than just providing food, shelter, vaccinations and love. While that’s a good start, long-term health and well-being may also include advanced therapies previously reserved for humans that have also been shown to be effective in helping our companion animals. Veterinary chiropractic 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
- Weakness in a leg
- 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. Other benefits can also include healthier metabolism and improved immune function. However, it’s important to note that chiropractic is not intended as primary health care or as a replacement for veterinary medicine.
If you think your pet might benefit from chiropractic, don’t hesitate to call us to schedule a consultation at (541) 688-5521.