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Alternative Therapies for Safe, Targeted Relief

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We’re pleased to offer our pet families the benefits of safe, non-invasive procedures for cats and dogs suffering from pain, limited mobility, and a wide range of other medical conditions. Dr. Michele Greer is certified in both veterinary chiropractic care and acupuncture, and we also offer cold laser therapy — all of which can yield impressive results. When appropriate, your Sky Canyon doctor will suggest combining therapies for even more effective, targeted relief.

Cold Laser Therapy

Cold laser therapy is a pain-free, drug-free treatment for pain and inflammation, and it also promotes tissue repair and faster healing for surgery patients. Cold laser therapy is performed by a trained technician. No anesthesia or shaving is needed.

Conditions that benefit from cold laser therapy include:

  • Wounds and lick granulomas

  • Inflammation

  • Lymphedema

  • Arthritis, tendonitis, and joint diseases

  • Ear infections

  • Tooth extractions

  • Sprains, strains, and fractures

  • Post-surgery pain

Veterinary Chiropractic Care

Similar to human chiropractic care, this simple procedure can be used to help realign subluxations and misalignments of the vertebrae. Veterinary chiropractic services can ease your pet’s pain, improve flexibility and mobility, and even enhance organ function.

Chiropractic care can help animals suffering from the following conditions:

  • Slipped (herniated) disc/pinched nerves

  • Lameness

  • Lack of coordination or weakness in hind limbs

  • Limping

  • Abnormal gait

  • Pain in the spine, neck, ribs, or tail

  • Trouble getting up or sitting down

  • Shaking/tremors

  • Age-related pain and stiffness

  • Incontinence

  • Some behavioral issues

Acupuncture

During an acupuncture session, Dr. Greer inserts fine needles into specific points on the body to elicit a healing response by stimulating nerves and increasing blood flow to the area. Acupuncture has virtually endless applications when it comes to relieving pain and slowing the progression of serious health conditions.

Acupuncture can effectively treat the following conditions:

  • Arthritis, pain, and stiffness

  • Disc and lumbosacral diseases

  • Circulation problems

  • Nerve injuries

  • Respiratory problems

  • Gastrointestinal issues

  • Dermatitis and lick granulomas

  • Certain neurological conditions and paralysis

  • Select reproductive issues

  • Musculoskeletal conditions

  • Sports injuries

To find out whether your pet might benefit from one of our alternative therapies, please call us today.