A brown dog receiving a chiropractic spine treatment.

Your pet’s musculoskeletal system, composed of bones, muscles, and tissue, stimulates and eases their body’s movements. Sometimes, however, the connections between the spine, the body’s structures, and the nervous system need to be restored. Veterinary chiropractic care focuses on manipulating the spine as a way to treat disease, reduce pain, and increase mobility. In essence, chiropractic adjustments can improve a pet’s quality of life.

The Incredible Spine

Veterinary chiropractic care can reveal causes of a pet’s pain and may even reduce the need for  long-term medication or hormone treatments. 

When the body is seen as a functional whole, instead of isolated, individual parts, the functions of the neurological system, circulatory system, and the lymph system can all operate at their highest levels. Since these systems interface with the spinal column, attention paid to the vertebrae have far-reaching results.

When It’s Time to Intervene

As part of a pet’s overall wellness plan, or as a supportive treatment for acute injury or chronic illness, we are proud to offer veterinary chiropractic care at Sky Canyon Animal Hospital. The diagnosis of dislocated or unaligned vertebrae inform our treatment plan. Any dysfunction of the joints, spinal column, or limbs can cause unnecessary pain and discomfort to our companion animals. Left alone, problems in the vertebrae can extend to the nervous system and the rest of the musculoskeletal system.

Veterinary Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic adjustments can aid in the treatment of the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Chronic pain
  • Abnormal gait
  • Shaking or tremors
  • Mobility issues
  • Coordination loss
  • Respiratory disease
  • Lameness
  • Herniated disc disease
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Traumatic injury
  • Behavioral problems, including separation anxiety

If you notice that your pet’s behavioral patterns suddenly change, we recommend scheduling a wellness exam. Previously enjoyed activities like running or jumping are less common, moving in a different way, and touch sensitivity are all signs that they could benefit from veterinary chiropractic care. 

Optimal Functionality

Veterinary chiropractic care is not a substitute for conventional medicine. When used as a supportive, integrative modality, chiropractic care can enhance an animal’s overall health and well-being. The realignment of the spine can improve not only an animal’s mobility, but how they feel when they move. The techniques of veterinary chiropractic care can involve the following:

  • Spinal alignment through pressure
  • Tension release
  • Freeing trapped or pinched nerves
  • Increasing circulation to the problem area

The Extra Mile

No pet should ever be in pain. With veterinary chiropractic care, we deliver a non-invasive, supportive treatment that eases discomfort, speeds healing, and improves their body’s movements. 

Please call us at (951) 461-4100 with any questions about our safe, effective alternative therapies, including cold laser therapy and acupuncture. Our staff is always happy to help at Sky Canyon Animal Hospital.