FAQs

Chiropractor for PetsDoes it hurt for my dog to get adjusted?

Not at all. We try to be very gentle so that your pet is as comfortable as possible. Depending on how much pain your dog is in, some adjustments can be a bit tender but we focus on gentle techniques to alleviate as much discomfort as possible.


What does an adjustment do?

When we evaluate your pet, we are looking for joints that are not moving properly, overall body alignment, tight and tender muscles, and poor nerve function. We then adjust the joint to return full range of motion. This can reduce pain, improve nerve function, reduce muscle tightness and reduce further wear and tear on the joints. Chiropractic care is whole body in nature in that by keeping the spine moving properly, we can help improve overall wellbeing.


How long does an adjustment last?

Treatment times usually range from 20-30 minutes depending on the dog and how many adjustments are needed.


What should I do following an adjustment?

When your dog gets adjusted, their parasympathetic nervous system is activated. This causes a rest and digest response. As a result, your pet may be very sleepy after their treatment. It is important to give them time to rest with access to plenty of water for 24 hours after their adjustment. It is not recommended that they go to the dog park or perform in any major sporting events for that 24 hour period. However, light walks are just fine.


How many treatments does it take?

It depends on the injury and how long it has been since their last treatment. The good news is that dogs respond incredibly quickly to chiropractic care. Typically for an acute injury, 4-5 treatments are needed. Once a dog is recovered, many owners choose to do maintenance treatments about once per month or once per quarter to keep them feeling as happy and healthy as possible.

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Contact Tails Animal Chiropractic Care today for an appointment and to start your pet’s journey towards better health. And as always, hugs and treats are free!

Conditions Treated

Tails Animal Chiropractic Care has extensive experience in the following area:

• Back Pain
• Neck Pain
• Leg Pain
• Tail Pain
• Jaw Pain
• Muscle Pain
• Neurological Disorders
• Trouble Rising
• Event/Sports Injuries
• Post Surgical Care

Ready to improve your pet’s health? We can help.

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A Gentle Loving Touch

Animal chiropractic is safe and effective for animals suffering from common conditions such as limping, trouble jumping, stiff movement, jaw pain, joint pain or overall poor performance. Like people, your pets understand the healing power of the human touch and its ability to eliminate the aches and pains they’ve picked up through their lives. A gentle and effective approach will ensure that your pet is calm and at ease while the treatment is given. Dr. Barnes works with your veterinarian to offer your animal the best care possible.

Best Care Available Anywere

Has your pet had problems getting up and down? Competed in athletic events? Been anesthetized for surgery? Experienced any reoccurring conditions? Had seizures or neurological problems? Is your pet over seven years of age? Gone longer than a year without chiropractic evaluation? Had behavioral or mood changes? We can help! The care we give is backed by the highest quality in board certified animal chiropractic education and up-to-date research to ensure your animal gets the best care available.

Yes, We’ll Travel for You

In an effort to make care as convenient and accessible as possible, we travel to different veterinary clinics in Colorado. Locations include Broadway Animal Hospital in Boulder, Front Range Veterinary Clinic & Animals in Motion in Fort Collins, and Royal Vista Veterinary Specialists in Windsor, Colorado.

This allows you to choose the location that works best for you; saving your time and sanity.

Wagging Tails, Happy Owners

Happy dogs are healthy dogs! Get your favorite running partner back with chiropractic care. We will improve how your dog moves and how their body functions. Our goal is to help prevent future injuries and help your pet recover from any existing ones with the best care possible.

Check out our Testimonials page to see what our clients are saying about pet chiropractic care with Dr. Alisha Barnes!

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