Animals often suffer from the same ailments people do but sometimes have a harder time showing us that they hurt. Our pets can suffer from disc herniations, back and neck pain, hip and shoulder dysfunction, and even jaw pain. If your pet has trouble getting up and down the stairs, trouble rising, limps, drops food, or yelps when being picked up, chiropractic care can help. Other signs to watch out for include irritability, decreased performance, stiffness, puppy sitting, muscle spasms, or simply them “not being themselves.”
Chiropractic care is holistic in nature and looks at full-body wellness. If the body is functioning properly, it is better able to cope with all kinds of internal and external stressors. It increases the effectiveness of the immune system, improves nervous system input which affects everything from muscle tone to joint health. It helps prevent degeneration of dysfunctional joints and improves circulation leading to increased healing to problem areas.
Chiropractic care is definitely worth it for pets of all ages and abilities, whether they be an accomplished athlete our your favorite couch potato. Preventative care is a fundamental element in creating a long-lasting and better quality of life for your pet. Because it is so important, we try to make our care as affordable as possible and as available as possible. The investment in your pet’s health is such a gift that you can give them. Benjamin Franklin said it best: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Treating problems early will help decrease the possibility of spending more time, energy and money down the road.