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Chiropractic Care

At Stoney Trail Veterinary Clinic, our veterinarians can administer chiropractic treatments to help keep your cat or dog moving and feeling their best at every stage of their life.

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Chiropractic Care for Dogs & Cats

Our dogs and cats are valued members of our families and we take their health seriously. However, some people are surprised to learn our furry friends can also suffer from problems related to spinal dysfunction. When these problems occur, they cause pain and stiffness that can affect their daily activities. Chiropractic care can help your pet no matter if they are an indoor cat, a playful puppy, a working dog, or in competitive sports.

Through the use of spinal adjustments to maintain good alignment, chiropractic care can be used as an additional treatment option for animals experiencing spinal problems or musculoskeletal disorders. It can also help improve the lives of pets suffering from a variety of problems, such as chronic pain, joint problems and nervous system issues.

Veterinary chiropractors need to complete additional training that covers both chiropractic theories and animal anatomy, so they are knowledgeable about the biomechanics and neuromusculoskeletal function of dogs and cats.

In North America, a certification process ensures that practitioners possess the appropriate knowledge and skills to treat animals.

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Benefits of a Veterinary Chiropractor

Spinal issues and musculoskeletal disorders can cause your dog's or cat’s health to quickly deteriorate. These can severely impact other joints and muscles, along with movement, posture and flexibility.

You might consider asking your veterinarian if your cat or dog could benefit from chiropractic sessions if your pet is displaying these symptoms:

  • Pained facial expression
  • Change in gait, limping or short stride
  • Reluctance to be touched or picked up
  • Change in posture, weight shifting or inability to bear weight

What to Expect During Treatment

Chiropractic treatment for dogs and cats starts with your veterinarian taking a full medical history and performing a physical examination. Once your pet has been assessed, a care plan will be created, and treatment can begin.

During treatment, your pet will typically undergo spinal manipulation or manual therapy. This will shift misplaced vertebrae in the spine (also referred to as vertebral subluxations) back to their natural positions.

Spinal manipulation or manual therapy can release pressure on surrounding nerve tissue. In turn, this can help to relieve pain throughout the body and allow it to heal itself naturally.

New Patients Welcome

Stoney Trail Veterinary Clinic is accepting new patients! We are a team of veterinary professionals devoted to giving our patients the best care possible. Get in touch today to book your best friend's first appointment.

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