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Dogs, cats, and horses enjoy chiropractic adjustments too! Animals are notorious for accumulating repetitive stress which can lead to injuries and health issues. Dr. Rae checks for neurological and biomechanical functions of your pet/fur babies to enhance performance, longevity, comfortability, and attitude.  Animal Chiropractic is a safe, preventive, and healing healthcare. It's common to take your furry friend to the chiropractor to either increase or decrease the energy of the animal, to enhance sports performance, encourage resistance to disease, and or to help ensure your animal has a drug free lifestyle. This is known as wellness Chiropractic care. 

Animal Chiropractic, just like human chiropractic, is focused on the nervous system which consists of the brain and spinal column. The spinal column carries nerve signals from the brain to every organ, tissue, and joint in the body. The goal of Animal Chiropractic care is to remove any interference that may occur between the brains signals to the rest of the body by restoring alignment and full range of motion in the animal. In no way does Animal Chiropractic care replace traditional western veterinary medicine. What Animal Chiropractic aims to do is to assist in the natural innate functions of your animal's body to encourage the healing from within. 

In order to reserve an appointment for your animal, contact with your veterinarian is required.

DOG BIOMECHANICS

Like human’s biomechanical balance is meant to provide stability during locomotion and is a great predictor to how they interact with the forces of gravity.  The head should be carried level and not tilted to one side.  A smooth curve should be seen at the lower edge of the neck with the head elevated which allow for lower bones in the neck to have proper flexion and movement.  If the head is lower compared to the shoulders, it will affect your animal’s ability to run and jump.  Motion is generated by the hind quarters of your animal and it travels up the spine in a wavelike pattern similar to shaking a rope.  The thoracic cage needs to be able to move and articulate with the rib heads with ease.  The front legs are attached to the body by a muscular sling and the chest needs to be able to rotate in this sling to allow the legs to extend.   The chest and thoracic absorb and store kinetic energy and contribute to what’s called the TOP Line of the body.  This is a common midback point of the body that is generally judged in a show animal competition.  It’s the point where the neck meets the mid back- generally with a healthy moving spine this area is high and fluid in the dog and can win you points in a competition.

 

To sum it all up Biomechanical symmetry of the animal means healthy neurological input and stance.  Symmetrical stance means symmetrical remodeling and growth.  Symmetrical structure means fluid movement on both sides of the body.  Leading to a healthy and happy animal.

What will your dog & cats chiropractor do?

Your Chiropractor will begin by taking a complete history of your animal, posture and gait analysis, static palpation of the spine, motion palpation of the spine checking for temperature changes, swelling along the spine and all joints of the body.  The goal of the chiropractic adjustment is to decrease pain and muscle spasms and restore proper motion is any and all affected joints to stimulate a neurological reflex.  

Chiropractic adjustments are specific high velocity low force adjustments with a specific line of correction aiming to correct joint misalignment’s and restore proper skeletal movement and nerve function.  

how will your dog and cat behave during and after their adjustment?

Typically, your animal will remain calm during an adjustment, sometimes they may lay down or want to lick you, other times they may express their pain and tenderness through yelping or nipping.  You are a vital part of adjusting your animal.  You will be instructed on how to hold and care for your animal as your animal is being checked.  Afterwards your animal will usually salivate, shake, and need to go to the bathroom.  Typically, your animal will want to jump or prance and take their new freely flowing bones on an adventure.   You’ll often see an interest in eating and responsiveness to behavioral cues.

how often will my furbaby need to be adjusted?

Duration between adjustments will differ from animal to animal depending on:

  • Age

  • Previous injuries

  • Injury Severity

  • Animal Cooperation

  • Time

what our patients are saying

"Mac started seeing Dr. Rae a few months ago.  Mac came to Dr. Rae after being deemed a ‘medical mystery’ by local veterinarians.  We can’t even count the number of vet visits, medications, treatments and surgeries this poor girl has had.  Mac’s primary issue for seeking chiropractic care was ongoing pain, soreness and stiffness from having 2 cruciate ligament surgeries and 2 other meniscus/joint repair surgeries. 

Mac had progressively been getting worse, struggling to stand and get up.  Since seeing Dr. Rae, Mac is slowly regaining control of her back legs.  The day of and after her adjustments we can especially tell a huge difference - she prances around like she’s years younger!

I think the best part about it all is how comfortable Mac is with Dr. Rae.  Mac does NOT do well with people touching and poking on her.  She shuts down, shakes uncontrollably and refuses to walk ANYWHERE.  This has been a huge battle with seeking medical assistance for her.  She is the complete opposite going to her Dr. Rae appointments. Mac prances from the car all the way to the office.  When it’s her turn, she goes right into Dr. Rae’s room and finds her mat with no issues at all.

D.r Rae has such a wonderful aura about her that Mac is literally putty in her hands.  Mac’s reactions to her adjustments say it all and I am so thankful for any additional comfort I can provide her as she enters her senior years."