Your Dog Is More Than Just A Pet
Here at Healing Hands Chiropractic & Hooves, Paws & Claws Animal Chiropractic, I know your dog is more than just a pet. They are your friend and your family and naturally, you want the best for your pooch but unfortunately, your dog isn’t the best at letting you know when they are in pain.
If your dog experiences pain with petting, has an abnormal gait, or has difficulty walking they may need a chiropractic adjustment to restore joint movement and allow normal function without pain. I am here to help your dog with these issues because I understand the importance of keeping your pup happy and comfortable.
By correcting joint dysfunction your dog's pain will be reduced, behavior, and day-to-day function can improve as well as an abnormal gait can be corrected, preventing any further hip or arthritic problems for the future. The adjustment of the spine, joints, and other affected areas helps to improve function and mobility and can alleviate some of your pup’s physical stress and pain.
What is Canine
Canine chiropractic is a non-surgical, drug-free approach for correcting or managing many musculoskeletal disorders that affect the joints, disc, soft tissues, and nerves, that are biomechanical in nature.
Chiropractic care is not limited to sick or injured dogs. Healthy and athletic canines are ideal candidates for chiropractic care. Maintaining proper structural alignment and motion allows for the optimal function of the muscles, nerves, and tissues that support the joints, resulting in improved mobility, stance, and flexibility. Good alignment improves agility, endurance, and overall performance. Broader benefits include superior immune function, healthier metabolism, and a vibrant nervous system, all facilitating your animal’s natural ability to heal. Chiropractic care can enhance the quality of your pet’s life ensuring active and healthy years.
Does My Dog Need
To See A Chiropractor?
Nobody wants to see their dog in pain or struggle with their loss of movement and day-to-day function. If you notice your pup isn’t moving the way they used to a chiropractic visit might be the best option for them. After all, we want your dog to be the happiest and healthiest it can be throughout their life
Does your dog limp, shuffle or struggle to wag its tail? How about if your dog experiences pain with petting, has an abnormal gait, or has difficulty walking?
Here are the signs to look out for in your pooch, that may indicate a condition that would benefit from chiropractic treatment:
Pain or sensitivity to touch
Weak front legs
Rear-leg Dragging / Paralysis
Vestibular Disease / Balance issues
Excessive gnawing/licking of a limb
Bowel / Bladder Incontinences
Discomfort/issues standing, sitting, or lying down
Difficulty climbing stairs, jumping, or getting in/out of vehicles
Reluctance to engage in regular physical activity
Altered posture (roached back, sway back, etc)
Muscle spasm, weakness, or muscle wasting
Stumbling on walks
Inability to look up or raise the head
With Other Health Care Provided
All Ages Welcome
Puppy - Seniors
Initial Chiropractic Consaltation
The initial canine visit will consist of a full history and a whole-body assessment of movement, muscle tone, and range of motion with a brief gait check. Aswell as a post-exam discussion with the owner about exam findings treatment plan, goals, and recommendations if needed.
Acute & Chronic Care
If your dog is experiencing a symptom that is new or has come on in the course of days or weeks a quick stop to us might just be the way to go! The goal of acute care is to manage pain and improve your dog's mobility and spinal function while treating inflammation or dysfunction.
Aging dogs are like aging people and will develop many of the same problems we do. Aging is hard on the joints, muscle strength, nervous system, and much more. Thankfully, older dogs respond very well to chiropractic care which helps them throughout their golden years!
The subsequent canine appointment consists of a whole-body evaluation of movement, muscle tone, and range of motion. Treatment may consist of manipulation and/or mobilization of the spine and extremities, or soft tissue work, depending on the needs of your dog.
A comprehensive assessment of your dog's joints and gait. Consisting of different maneuvers, and exercises to detect any biomechanical faults.
Puppies grow so quickly. As they grow and move they can be prone to developing some minor problems that can have the potential to cause some long-term effects. Chiropractic many of the young puppies will have some minor issues (their spine, ribs, sacroiliac joint) that are treatable!
Great for all ages; an exercise prescription is an amazing tool for improving your dog's health. The right program can help to prevent, treat, and manage a range of health conditions that increasingly impact your dog's quality of life and physical function.
With PAIN-FREE laser treatments, we can accelerate healing, reduce inflammation, eliminate pain and treat an array of conditions such as; open wounds, sprains /strains, back pain, ear infections, gingivitis, hot spots, arthritis, joint/disc disease, tendon injuries & much more!
Do I need a referral from my Veterinarian?While we do work closely with your veterinarian, a referral for chiropractic is not necessary.
How often will my dog have to come for treatment?Every dog's needs and rate of improvement are different. Age, current health status, activity level, and severity of your dog's condition are all things that come into play when developing a treatment plan.
Does Pet-Insurance cover my dogs Chiropractic visit?Although many pet insurance plans are different, many providers cover animal chiropractic. When selecting a pet-insurance provider/plan, be sure to see if options like animal chiropractic, animal physical therapy, or animal rehabilitation are available.