What is a Veterinary Chiropractor and how do I know if I need one?
Posted in Chiropractic Treatments for Dogs

A veterinary chiropractor is a specialised professional who focuses on the musculoskeletal system of dogs, specifically their spine and joints. The goal of canine chiropractic care is to ensure proper alignment and function of the spine and other joints, which can impact the overall health and well-being of the dog.

Here are some key aspects of what we do:

☑️Assessment of Alignment: We use hands-on techniques to assess the alignment of the spine and joints in dogs
☑️Adjustments: If misalignments are identified, we perform manual adjustments to correct them
☑️Pain Management: By addressing misalignments, we aim to reduce discomfort and improve the dog’s overall quality of life
☑️Mobility Improvement: Chiropractic care can enhance a dog’s mobility and flexibility by addressing stiffness or restrictions in the joints
☑️Complementary Therapy: – Veterinary chiropractic care is often used in conjunction with other treatments and therapies to provide a holistic approach to a dog’s health

Signs Your Dog May Need Chiropractic Care:

☑️Limping or Lameness: Signs of these could indicate issues with joint or spine alignment
☑️Difficulty Moving or Reluctance to Exercise: A reluctance to engage in activity, difficulty getting up, or stiffness may suggest musculoskeletal issues
☑️Changes in Behaviour: Aggressive behaviour, reluctance to be touched, or signs of pain when touched could be indicative of discomfort related to musculoskeletal problems
☑️Posture Changes: If you notice changes in your dog’s posture, such as a hunched back or crooked neck, it may be a sign of spinal misalignment
☑️Performance Issues: Working and sporting dogs may benefit from chiropractic care to optimise their performance and prevent injuries

Please always choose a qualified and certified veterinary chiropractor for your dog’s care and keep in mind that while chiropractic care can be beneficial for many dogs, it may not be suitable for all cases.

It’s essential to get veterinary consent before your dog starts a treatment plan and to work closely with your vet to ensure treatment plans align with your dog’s overall health needs.

If you are unsure about anything, please get in touch, it’s what I am here for.




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