Chiropractic

for Dogs

Chiropractic is a natural approach to your pet's health and wellbeing.

 

Dogs that have suffered any kind of trauma invariably experience a decrease in flexibility and mobility. This includes not only animals that have had a major traumatic event, such as being hit by a car, but also more minor events such as falling on a slippery surface or colliding with another dog while playing. Chiropractic care can help restore flexibility and help minimise future problems.

 

  • Reluctance to move/climb stairs/jump into the car​

  • Undefined lameness

  • Your dog only lies on one side

  • Altered sitting position

 

Agility and Obedience

 

Dogs can benefit from chiropractic care to restore their flexibility and to achieve and maintain peak performance. Activities such as jumping hurdles, attention heeling and leash corrections place additional stresses on the competition dog's spine and limbs which can lead to loss of spinal and limb joint mobility.

 

Many behaviours, for example, hesitation or reluctance to jump or failure to maintain attention while heeling, are often ascribed to unwillingness to work, but can be caused by muscle or joint problems.

 

 

Flossie

 

This is a very sweet Lakeland Terrior who was diagnosed, after an MRI scan with a disc bulge between her C6/C7 verterbrae. Surgery was mentioned as an option but her owner wanted to try chiropractic. After her first treatment she was no longer in pain and her her second treatment you wouldnt know anything was wrong with her.

 

Using specific gentle chiropractic techniques to re-align her vertebrae in her neck we can address the cause of the disc bulge.  Common causes of trauma to the cervical spine are pulling on the lead and playing with other dogs.

 

If your dog pulls on the lead, schedule your dog for a chiropactic check and use a harness. There are some lovely padded ones that work very well.

 

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