Our pets can suffer from many of the same health conditions as we humans do, including painful misalignments of the bones or joints. These misalignments, known as subluxations, can cause discomfort and a reduction in movement, affecting your pet’s quality of life. Luckily, we are able to treat these problems through chiropractic adjustments, a technique that is used in both human and veterinary medicine and is now available to patients of Academy Pet Hospital.

Veterinary chiropractic care can be used to treat pain and musculoskeletal disorders, as well as a number of other internal disorders, such as those associated with the glands and other body functions. Many pet owners choose this treatment option for their four-legged family members because it is a drug-free, non-invasive way to manage pain and address existing health problems.

Some of the signs that your pet may benefit from chiropractic care include:

  • Back pain
  • Difficulty getting up from a sitting or laying position
  • Trouble jumping up or navigating stairs
  • Loss of strength and/or coordination in the hind end
  • Decrease in agility, performance, mobility or flexibility

When used in conjunction with other veterinary care methods, chiropractic adjustments can be highly effective in reducing pain and improving movement, thereby making your pet more comfortable and able to enjoy life more. If you believe your pet is suffering from any of the above symptoms, we’d encourage you to discuss with us the possibility of introducing veterinary chiropractic into your companion’s overall health care plan.