Chiropractic and Canine Care

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Chiropractic can play an important role in managing your dog’s health. Many chiropractors are experienced in treating dogs for a variety of ailments, helping dogs live longer, healthier, more comfortable lives as they age.

Chiropractic is an all-natural healthcare practice, which focuses on hands-on techniques, natural therapies, proper diet and nutrition, and the overall health and biomechanics of the body as a whole, whether applied to a canine or a person. A canine check up with a chiropractor could help your dog feel healthier overall and achieve better results in daily activities through improved biomechanics.

Further, if your dog has experienced an injury or a sudden trauma, chiropractic can help rehabilitate your pet naturally, restoring function and reducing pain. Chiropractic helps address not only the symptoms, but also the cause of the pain, producing long term pain relief.

An initial canine chiropractic examination can help determine if there are any discrepancies in your pet’s body alignment, symmetry, range of motion, and mobility. Chiropractors focus on the biomechanics of the body as a whole and on improving the relationship between the structure and function of the body to enhance daily performance and improve overall health and well-being. Chiropractors work within the body’s natural healing abilities and view healing and good health as a whole body process.

As dogs age, they experience many symptoms similar to people. Dogs are susceptible to cancer, arthritis, spinal disc disease, digestive disorders, and other pain and dysfunction. Chiropractors who treat canines use many of the same therapies to treat canines as they use for people. These may include any combination of physiotherapy treatments such as electric stimulation, heat or ice therapy, massage, ultrasound, and rehabilitative exercises. Chiropractic adjustments, also known as mobilizations or manipulations, may be made to the spine or extremities to restore balance, alignment, and proper range of motion. Adjustments should never be attempted by anyone other than a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic (DC).

Finding a chiropractor to treat your dog may prove difficult depending on your location. Your local veterinarian may have some recommendations or you may find help online through a forum. An online forum is a great way to find a community of dog lovers and join in the conversation to get advice about the care and treatment outcomes of their pets.

Chiropractic is a safe and cost-effective alternative to medications and surgery. Surgery is invasive and involves risks associated with anesthesia, infection, and scar tissue development, which can lead to more pain and dysfunction. Medications often include unwanted side-effects.

Establishing canine care through a chiropractor is beneficial on many levels. Chiropractors provide personalized care, specifically designed for each canine’s needs. Canines who receive chiropractic care eat better, sleep better, and play better. The health benefits canines receive from chiropractic care can greatly improve their quality of life and the quality of life of their pet owner. Chiropractic care for canines is a win-win situation for all.

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This article was published on 2012/01/13