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What Is Animal Chiropractic?

Animal Chiropractic is a field of animal healthcare that focuses on the maintenance of the musculoskeletal and nervous system, like in humans. If the movement and biomechanics of the vertebrae in the spine become dysfunctional, this can interfere with the nerves coming from the spinal cord and can affect all the muscles and organs which that nerve innervates. As this occurs your animal can suffer reduced mobility, resulting in stiffness, tension, pain, and even organ dysfunction.

Symptoms of restricted joint motion are vast and can include pain, spasm, sensitivity to touch, lameness, gait abnormalities and postural compromise. The goal of an Animal Chiropractor is to restore function and mobility to the compromised vertebra in order to improve neurological function so the animal can perform at its optimal potential.

Animal Chiropractic does not replace traditional veterinary medicine. It is an integrative method, used in conjunction with veterinary care, which will provide years of happy and healthy living for your pet. It helps to restore and maintain the animal’s strength, vigor and well being.

Chiropractic Or Dogs: Signs & Symptoms

The following list will help you identify what to watch for to protect your dog and ensure a healthy and vigorous life:

Pain when being touched or lifted.
Reluctance or difficulty climbing stairs or jumping.
Difficulty getting up after laying down.
Negative changes in behaviour or attitude.
Abnormal gait, shortened stride or lameness.
Altered sitting (‘Puppy Sitting’)
Changes in eating and bowel movements.
Licking or chewing paws.
Changes in performance.
Laying only on one side.
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Chiropractic Or Horses: Signs & Symptoms

Observe and distinguish subtle changes in your horse’s behaviour which might indicate a warning sign for health concerns:

Pain and stiffness when moving or being touched.
Reduced performance.
Negative changes in attitude or behaviour.
Abnormal gait, shortened stride or lameness.
Inability or difficulty in taking a lead.
Bucking.
Difficulty or inability to collect, or flex at the poll.
Changes in posture.
Resistance to being ridden.