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Small Animals that may benefit from Chiropractic

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Sports dogs: For performance, speed, agility, symmetry & balance

  • Agility dogs

  • Greyhound racing

  • Gun dogs

  • Herding dogs/ Sheep dog trials

  • Breed and Conformation showing

  • Obedience dogs

  • Flyball

  • Disc (Frisbee) dogs

 

Pregnancy and birthing: Assocaited problems for both the mother & puppies/kittens

 

Breed or congenital issues: Many breeds of cats & dogs have 'weaknesses':  

  • Toy dogs- patella luxations

  • Dachshunds- disc disease

  • Larger dogs- hip dysplasia

 

Existing irreversible changes:

  • Hip dysplasia

  • Spondylosis (wear & tear on spine joints)

  • Degenerative disc disease (wear & thinning of the intervertebral discs)

 

 Preventative treatment: For all animals to maintain fitness, mobility & flexibility

 

 

 

 

There are a variety of signs and symptoms that indicate the animal may need some chiropractic treatment.  Listed below are just a few of them.  

  • General stiffness

  • Slow to get up from lying down or sitting

  • Limping

  • Struggling to jump as high into or onto things e.g. into the car

  • Struggling with steps and stairs

  • Lick granuloma on paw or leg

  • Back or neck pain

  • Signs of pain when doing certain movements or being lifted or held

  • Tender to touch along the neck and spine

  • Always lying on one side

Signs and Symptoms