Chiropractic in animals is the practice of diagnosing and treating malalignment of the spine and limbs. Diseases and activities of daily living (running, jumping, playing, riding, etc.) cause small changes called vertebral subluxation complexes.

When these occur, many other changes take place in the nervous and muscular systems, these compensatory changes can lead to pain, swelling and altered use of a patient’s body. Adjusting these subluxations will allow these compensatory changes to resolve, which results in improved motion and decreased patient pain. There is a benefit to repeated chiropractic adjustments.

What are the benefits of Chiropractic medicine?

  • Improved immune system
  • Improved joint function
  • Decreased need for medication
  • Decreased risk of arthritis
  • Optimal rest and metabolism
  • Optimal physical endurance

What animals are treated at CVH with Chiropractic medicine?

  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Horses

When should I make an appointment for Chiropractic medicine?

Dogs/Cats

  • Acute injury- muscle strain or sprain, soft tissue injury, catastrophic trauma (falls, hit by car)
    Chronic injury- Arthritis, difficulty climbing up or down the stairs, jumping
  • Limping for unknown reasons
  • Hip Dysplasia
    Postural or behavioral changes
  • Decreased performance
  • Neurologic disease
  • Surgical orthopedic disease

Horses

  • Performance issues- collection, leads, halting, jumping, asymmetry
  • Acute injury – bowed tendons, laminitis, tying up musculoskeletal disease
  • Chronic issues- ringbone, side bone, bone spavin, any orthopedic disease
  • Neurologic issues- EPM, EMND, selenium deficiency etc