Chiropractic care for Animals

Animal Chiropractic is a part of  animal health care that focuses on the preservation and health of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. 

Why is this important?

Nerves control everything that happens in our animals.   any adverse affects to the nervous system can show effects throughout the entire body. 

The brain and spine are the vital sources of the nervous system.  The spine is a complex framework of bones (vertebra), ligaments, muscles and nerves. If the movement and biomechanics of the vertebra become dysfunctional, they can interfere with the performance of the nerves that are branching off of the spinal cord and going to the all of the muscles and organs. As this occurs, your animal can lose normal mobility; resulting in stiffness, tension, pain and even organ dysfunction.   Additionally, when normal movement is affected, and left unattended, it will ultimately impact your animal’s entire wellbeing and quality of life.


Does my animal need a Chiropractic Treatment?

Changes to our animals can be seen in many different ways from

  • lameness or changes in gait
  • changes in behaviour
  • reluctance to work/go for walks
  • reduced performance
  • pain/stiffness
  • pain/tenderness to touch.
During a treatment a complete history is taken, the horse/dog is then examined including gait analysis.  These findings are then discussed with yourself and a treatment offered.