During your pet’s chiropractic therapy session, our Animal Rehabilitation Center veterinarian will perform a physical exam, palpate their joints, and evaluate their range of motion and mobility. Using their hands, our veterinarian will correct the misalignment. A pop or crack can occasionally be heard when a joint is released, but this is more common in people than pets.
Following an adjustment, senior pets will seem less stiff and more comfortable, and at home, they will likely be more active, playful, and seem to have more stamina. Pets with specific musculoskeletal injuries will demonstrate an improved gait, and less pain, immediately after a treatment.
Depending on the condition, your pet may need multiple adjustments for continued improvement, starting with weekly visits, and then tapering down as needed. Treatment is considered complete when the pet is comfortable and has achieved good mobility, but ongoing sessions can help promote continued pain-free movement.
If you have a senior pet who is getting a bit stiff or an active dog who isn’t performing as well in agility trials, they may be a candidate for chiropractic therapy. Contact our Animal Rehabilitation Center team to schedule an appointment, and see if that is the case.