Chiropractic Services

Could your animal family member benefit from chiropractic therapy?

Chiropractic care in companion animals is quite similar to how it’s practiced on human patients. Chiropractic adjustments for pets can alleviate pain, improve mobility and enhance overall wellbeing. All Paws Animal Clinic is pleased to offer this innovative service to our valued clients and patients.

How does veterinary chiropractic care work?

The nerves that surround the vertebrae and spinal joints are in continuous communication with the brain, central nervous system and other organs of the body. Even the most subtle of changes to this alignment can cause problems, both to the spinal column as well as the surrounding areas. The goal of veterinary chiropractic therapy is to return the nervous system to its optimal health and function.

Common signs an animal needs an adjustment:

  • Difficulty getting up from sitting or lying position
  • Changes in behavior (irritability)
  • Noticeable limping or lameness
  • Hind end weakness
  • Difficulty or hesitation when jumping
  • Difficulty going up or down stairs
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Neck, back or tail pain
  • Recent injury or fall

Will an adjustment hurt my pet?

Most companion animals are able to tolerate both the exam and the adjustment without experiencing any pain. Should a painful area be found, our staff will use the gentlest techniques to reduce that discomfort prior to proceeding with the adjustment. In specific cases of acute or extreme pain, we may recommend splitting the adjustment over multiple visits to minimize discomfort and achieve the best results.

How many adjustment will my pet need?

The number and frequency of adjustments will vary from pet to pet. Treatment may initially be scheduled on a weekly basis for acute injuries. Senior patients may require adjustments every 4-6 weeks. Young, healthy pets can be seen every few months just for maintenance purposes.

If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment for chiropractic care, or if you have more questions, give us a call. We’d be happy to discuss your pet’s individual needs in further detail.