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Can Chiropractic Care Make Your Pet Happier?

Considering how much we love our animals and even consider them part of families, it makes sense to care for their health just as you would as a person. Animal chiropractic offers holistic, drug-free options for correcting bone, disc, and soft-tissue disorders that interfere with the normal movements of each animal’s unique musculoskeletal system.

Unfortunately, as animals get older, they can lose normal mobility or experience pain due to spinal alignment issues. When normal movement is disrupted and left unnoticed, the animal’s well-being and quality of life are affected.

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History of Animal Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic treatment of animals – from horses to racing dogs – goes back nearly 100 years, to the early 1900s and was initially focused on improving performance.

The Focus on Animal Health Includes Chiropractic

Current day, as the public’s interest in keeping our furry family memebers as healthy as possible, the need to seek the advice and knowledge of chiropractors who can focus on ways to maintain or restore optimal animal health. Factors that prove this interest include:

  • Families see pet animals as family, and their desire is these furry family members live longer and healthier lives
  • A study showing 68% of dog owners would spend the same amount on pet health expenses despite a major economic downturn

Today, conversations involving veterinary chiropractic have been brought forward in various forms and publications, and animal chiropractic training programs now exist.

Signs Your Animal Needs Chiropractic Treatment:

In Dogs:

  • ‘Puppy sitting’/altered sitting
  • Discomfort when being touched or moving
  • Hesitancy when climbing stairs or jumping
  • Difficulty when getting up after lying down
  • Favouring to lie on one side more than the other
  • Change in behaviour
  • Change in gait or lameness
  • Licking or chewing paws
  • Decrease in performance

In Horses:

  • Resistance to being mounted/ridden
  • Altered performance
  • Pain or stiffness when being touched or moved
  • Lameness, altered gait or shortened stride
  • Resistance to picking up feet
  • Changes in posture
  • Bucking or rearing
  • Difficulty or inability to taking a lead
  • Pinning ears back, biting or snapping
  • Difficulty flexing at poll

Here, at Results Align Chiropractic, Dr. Louise Edwards, who has a four-year course of study of Doctor of Chiropractic degree at McTimoney College of Chiropractic , and another year working on her master’s degree, is passionate on keeping your pet healthy and happy. Mainly focusing on dogs and horses, Dr. Lou will come up with a treatment plan that is best suited for your animal.

Contact Us Today

Getting in touch is the first step to your healthy animal. Please contact Results Align Chiropractic about pricing. We offer group discounts as well!

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