Animal Chiropractic

What is it?


Animal Chiropractic, also referred to as Veterinary Chiropractic looks to promote good health in animals without the use of drugs or surgery.

It is a manual therapy, which can be used for many health and performance problems. It focuses on the biomechanical dysfunction (things not working as they should) of the spine and its effect on the entire nervous system throughout the animal’s body.

It is not meant to replace traditional veterinary treatment but to compliment it, it can do this as it can provide additional means of treatment for spinal problems as well as biomechanical related musculoskeletal disorders. Veterinary Chiropractic can often eliminate the source of acute or chronic pain syndromes.

How can it help horses?

Symptoms your animal may show that may indicate it would benefit from a chiropractor treatment.

Recognising problems in horses:

  • Pain and stiffness when moving or being touched
  • Reduced performance
  • Negative changes in behaviour or attitude
  • Abnormal gait, shortened stride or lameness
  • Inability or difficulty in taking a lead
  • Bucking
  • Pinning ears or snapping when being saddled
  • Difficulty flexing at poll
  • Changes in posture
  • Resistance to being ridden
  • Insubordination when being ridden
  • The attempt to free itself by throwing its head back or up or by hollowing the back
  • Swishing its tail and pinning back its ears
  • Disobedience when jumping
  • Difficulties with collected or lateral gaits
  • Sensitivity to touch

What about smaller animals?

Dogs, Cats and our other little friends


Recognising problems in dogs, cats and other small animals.

  • Reluctance to move
  • Abnormal posture
  • Difficulty when to climbing  stairs or jumping onto raised areas
  • Signs of pain when performing certain movements or being lifted
  • Altered sitting position (so-called “puppy sitting”) or lying on one side only
  • Difficulty when getting up after lying down
  • Negative changes in attitude or behaviour
  • Changes in eating or eliminating
  • Constantly licking or chewing paws
  • Lameness or changes in gait
  • Changes in performance

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