Just like humans, dogs can have issues with their backs and posture and sometimes getting adjusted by a licensed animal chiropractor is what we need. Let me start by saying I am in no way, shape, or form a medical expert and you need to consult with your own veterinarian and/or chiropractor for advice. I’m merely barking about my own experiences and what has worked for me and my family.
As you know my family is pretty active. We take care of our backs, no jumping in and out of vehicles, or on and off furniture, etc, but as life progresses our backs and bodies can fall out of alignment and if we get adjusted, we will feel much better. You can see my poor sitting posture in the above photo which is a clue I’m out of alignment.
You may recall Bailie walked funny when we she first arrived at our house. She had two visits to an animal chiropractor and has been good as new ever since! It is not painful and feels actually more like a massage with a quick tweak. Dr. Brent worked the entire length of my spine, my neck, shoulders, pretty much my entire body.
Through Bailie’s daycare we found Dr. Brent at Claws, Paws, & Hooves Chiropractic. He is a certified animal chiropractor and has completed a 210 hour postgraduate program at a college accredited by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association and the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. With his education and being recommended by Dog Day Getaway, we knew he would be a chiropractor we could trust.
- abnormal posture
- lowered mobility
- reluctant to climb stairs
- sitting to one side
- shortened stride
- inability to jump
- muscle spasms
- sport injuries
Injuries or pain don’t have to be the only reason to get adjusted. Being in proper alignment allows for optimal function and performance of the muscles, nerves, tissues, and joints in sports, working, and other activities. I highly recommend seeing an animal chiropractor if you are having any issues which may be related to alignment.
After a treatment, your pup may be a bit tired out and should have limited exercise for a day or two. One canine treatment is about the equivalent of ten human treatments because we dogs are so in tune with our bodies.
I experienced no pain, enjoyed the treatment, and other than being tired out, felt great. Mom noticed my sitting and walking had improved immediately. I will be going back for at least two more sessions. When a body is out of alignment for a long time, it can take time to really get back to where it should be. I’m happy to feel better without using any drugs, or having any surgery.
An FYI, I didn’t have a serious injury, but I had been having some pain, and sitting was something I didn’t want to do which is why I decided I needed to be adjusted. I’m eight, and playing chase and wrestle with Bailie all the time sometimes takes its toll on me I guess, but I’m feeling great, and out playing once again!
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