Has your dog had problems getting up from lying down or problems with stairs? Has your dog ever competed in performance events? Or has it just had a surgical procedure? Has your dog experienced any problems such as vomiting, upper respiratory infections, urinary incontinence, diarrhea or constipation? Has your dog ever had seizures or neurological problems? Has your dog suffered from an autoimmune disease or a chronic medical condition? Has your dog had any behavioral or mood changes? If you answered yes to any of these, your dog may benefit from animal chiropractic care.
What is Animal Chiropractic?
Animal chiropractic is the adjustment of subluxations of the spinal column and extremity joints. Animal chiropractic evaluation includes obtaining a case history from the owner, radiographs and blood work pertaining to the case. Prior to adjustment, an examination is done. The examination may include the following: posture analysis, gait analysis, static palpation of the joints, motion palpation of the joints, short leg analysis, radiographic exam, orthopedic exam and a neurological evaluation.
A subluxation which is a malpositioning of one vertebra to another, causes an interruption in the flow of the nervous system. A chiropractic adjustment is a high velocity controlled thrust by hand or instrument that is directed at specific joint articulations to correct the subluxation.
Animal chiropractic does not dispense medications, perform surgery, inject medications or attempt to replace necessary traditional veterinary care. Chiropractic is a drug-free approach to animal health care.
There are many conditions that can be treated with chiropractic care
Many animals with chronic medical conditions and autoimmune problems can benefit from regular adjustments.
American Veterinary Chiropractic Association certification is awarded to licensed doctors of chiropractic and/or veterinary medicine who have successfully passed an AVCA approved post graduate program in animal chiropractic. They have met the AVCA certification requirements which include passing a comprehensive written and clinical competency examination. This certification is for small and large animals. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at email@example.com
Kim Krueger DVM, CCRT, AVCA certified in animal chiropractic