Tuesday, January 25, 2011
How do I know if my pet needs to see a chiropractor?
I get this question a lot! If your pet is experiencing; neck, back, leg or tail pain, limping or lameness, problems getting up or down, wobbly or uncoordinated gait, hunched back, lack of energy/play, won't jump up or down, bowel or bladder problems, gait issues, muscle loss, saddling issues, won't pick up certain gaits, halter or bit issues, paralysis, disc disease or arthritis; chiropractic may be able to help. I've also worked with pets to help with; reverse sneezing, bucking, irritability, leaking urine, neck spasms, old age, scoliosis, surgery recovery and to help improve show and athletic performance. Some pets may show signs of discomfort such as flinching when getting pet or brushed, growling or biting, whimpering, shaking, or simply not doing anything when they would normally be running around. If your pet is or has experienced any of these in the past, chiropractic treatments may be an alternative option to try before loading them up with medications or performing surgeries. Chiropractic works great with traditional veterinary medicine as well as with other alternative treatments such as acupuncture, massage and laser therapies.