Canine Chiropractic Care

Dogs are naturally very active and flexible animals, thriving on exercise, attention and activity. More and more dog owners are seeking to involve their dogs in fun and educational activities. From obedience training to flyball we are now asking our dogs to perform more than ever. Maintaining flexibility of the spine is essential for the dog to be able to perform these activities comfortably and within damage or degeneration occurring.

Many Vets will recommend Chiropractic is used for dogs who suffer injuries or lameness while working or playing. Chiropractic can also help dogs who have behavioural issues such as separation anxiety or systemic disorders such as incontinance. Chiropractic is successfully used to support dogs with diagnosed pathologies such as hip dysplasia and ALC rupture.

A dog who is suffering from subluxations in the spine and joints can often display symptoms such as puppy sitting (grown dogs sitting with the legs out to one side), reluctance to climb stairs or jump up easily, uneven wear of nails, hypersensitivity to situations, lick granuloma to legs and paws and a preference for laying on one side only. A dog might gradually reduce in performance or change in temperament or condition. If your dog has become aggressive, withdrawn and depressed or unsociable he may be in need of help. Dogs who have lost condition, have dry skin, dull coat or rough patches of fur may well be suffering spinal subluxations. Often a hunched posture may be adopted to compensate for discomfort felt.

Chiropractic care can be used following spinal trauma, such as following an RTA, only following X-ray clarification of damage sustained. Dogs with disc problems, cauda equine (& incontinence), recurring anal gland or ear infections, arthrosis/spondylosis and undefined lameness can be helped with Chiropractic care.