In general, animals do not need as many treatments as a human. Treatment frequencies are a case to case basis.
Sometimes after an adjustment your pet will feel sleepy and can sometimes be sensitive to touch. This usually occurs when your pet’s body is trying to engage it’s natural healing stage to optimize it’s health to full potential. If performed correctly and with proper training, chiropractic is safe and effective in treating your pet. It is mainly contributed via accumulative impact from the past or present such as:
– Under – Used
– Over – Used
Sometimes during an adjustment your pet can experience discomfort for a brief moment. Do rest assure that the treatment is non-invasive and is safe for them.
Generally your pet should avoid strenuous activities.
Each pet is evaluated on an individual basis and the chiropractor will provide you with the best course of action.
They are either a doctor of chiropractic or a veterinarian who attended and successfully graduated from an accredited animal chiropractic school located in the United states, Canada and some other countries around the world.
North America as such has Options for Animals, Healing Oasis and Parker Chiropractic College. There is no board certification in animal chiropractic.
A certified Animal Chiropractor or Veterinarian who has over 200 additional hours of instruction in the safe and effective treatment of animals using specific Chiropractic technique.
The anatomy of the human body is similar to the animal’s body. The difference is that their joints are orientated differently. It is important to know how our body works in order to understand how we can improve it.
The main three key elements of our body system is called the Neuro-Musculo- Skeletal system that consist of:
When there is a misalignment of the vertebrae (bone in the spine), it will interfere proper functioning of this system, affecting the followings:
- Contraction of the surrounding muscles and ligaments to become compromised and inflammed
- Sensitivity of how we are feeling as pain
- Circulation of our system that includes to the organs as well
If left unattended, it will ultimately impact your animal’s entire well being and quality of life.
Thus the main goal of an animal chiropractor is to restore proper function and mobility of your pet. Most importantly, to allow your pet’s body to activate it’s ability to heal and regulate itself like a removal of road blockage to function properly again.
Usually the normal response to chiropractic care can be immediate improvement within the first 24 to 72 hours.
The result depends upon several variables such as:
- Length of time for the initial trauma if any
- Age of your animal
- Severity of the decreased/restricted motion of the joints of the spine and or extremities
It is mainly contributed via accumulative impact from the past or present such as:
- Under-used of the body
- Over-used of the body