Our Services

Animal ChiropracticAnimals 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.

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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

Programs

Puppy Wellness

Chiropractic care can play an important role in helping your puppy to grow into a happy, healthy adult. Our puppy wellness program is designed to help improve motion and alignment as your dog grows so as to improve overall health and conformation. Your puppy will be adjusted every month until they reach one year of age to make sure they start out their life on the right paw.

Senior Dog Wellness

Senior dog wellness is all about improving quality of life and decreasing pain for our older dogs. This program is designed to help your senior dog be as comfortable as possible in their golden years. Chiropractic adjustments, stretching and soft tissue work will be utilized to improve joint motion, reduce stiffness and improve overall function.

Canine Athlete Care

Just like human athletes, canine athletes benefit from chiropractic care to improve performance and reduce the chance of injury. Our canine athlete program is great for any working dogs, agility, flyball, earth dog, carting, field trials, dock jumping or any other sport where your dog is using their body for performance. This program is designed to make sure their bodies are able to function optimally and give them a competitive edge. Your athlete deserves the best!

FAQs

What should I expect?

Typical appointments last anywhere from 15-30 minutes. Your animal will receive a thorough chiropractic examination (ruling out any veterinary related issues), gait and stance analysis, full spine and extremity adjusting and of course lots of love and cuddles! It is our goal to make the visit as gentle and stress-free as possible so that your pet is comfortable and happy.

What is an Adjustment?

Joints are assessed for proper movement and alignment. If the joint is found to be dysfunctional or not moving properly, an adjustment is rendered to the area. This is a quick thrust in a specific direction that frees up the joint allowing the joint to move and nervous system input (via joint receptors) to function properly. Chiropractic adjustments restore proper motion to the joints, improve nervous system input, and release endorphins. Some pets sleep after treatment and some pets have increased energy. Every pet is unique and often has their own reaction to care.

What are the Service Fees?

  • Initial Chiropractic Exam and Treatment: $100
  • Follow-Up Chiropractic Adjustments: $65
  • Home Visits: $150

Because we believe chiropractic care is so important, we have tried to make our rates as affordable as possible. Your pet’s health is a priority, and we would like to help in any way that we can.

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

Contact us below or call 970-420-9489 to schedule an appointment today

    “Dr. Alisha is kindness to the core! She is an incredibly loving and gentle being. Her knowledge is immeasurable and I have, and will always, trust my entire family in the care of her hands.”

    Dr. Wilson, Montesano, Washington

    “I have been providing chiropractic care for my companion animal patients for almost 20 years. The ability to offer chiropractic care has allowed me to help structural conditions that here to for I could not have helped with traditional veterinary medicine.”

    Dr. Gene Giggleman, DVM, AVCA President

    “Hello Dr Alisha, I know nothing quite says it like a video of our happy dog playing like he is a puppy again after our visits with you, several months ago this is something we thought he would never do again. We figured age had set in and he would just steadily degrade like most older dogs do. But he has been given a chance to live happily and virtually pain free. It over joys us to see igloo, play and romp. I thought you would enjoy your work from our view and seeing it in action.”

    Jen Vermette, Fort Collins, Colorado

    “Dr. Alisha is amazing! With just one adjustment she relieved my 2-year-old black lab from intermittent incontinence… I’ve worked in the healthcare field with Chiropractors for over 20 years. Dr. Alisha is incredibly gifted and it was a pleasure watching her work with my lab. I was very impressed!”

    Elissa Viarengo, Fort Collins, Colorado

    “Dr. Alisha is by far the most professional, competent, attentive and caring chiropractor for dogs in North America. She truly cares about dogs and people, and it shows in her excellent work. Highly recommended.”

    Kevin Javid, Irvine, California

    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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