Quality veterinary care is no longer limited to providing the basic needs of a pet. More and more we are seeing the addition of modern and comprehensive treatments to complement traditional veterinary care. One of those complementary treatments is veterinary chiropractic adjustments. At Muller Veterinary Hospital we are proud to offer patients the option to receive adjustments from certified veterinary chiropractors.
What is Veterinary Chiropractic Care?
Veterinary chiropractic care focuses on the care of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. What is this? It is the integrated nervous system, muscular system, and skeletal system. All three of these systems work together to perform multiple functions in the body. Basic functions like movement (walking, sitting, standing, etc.) are controlled in part by each of these body systems. When these three systems work together harmoniously, a patient is mobile and active. The body is also able to heal itself after minor injuries and function at an optimal level. What happens when one or more of these systems is compromised? Pets can become less mobile or less active. They can have pain or discomfort that arises as flare ups or that is constant.
What Veterinary Chiropractic Helps Resolve
What causes the dysfunction of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system? Your pet’s neuro-musculo-skeletal system can be affected from an injury, overuse, or underuse. Old injuries or surgeries can result in scar tissue that can affect these systems working harmoniously together. Even if just one of these systems is injured, the result could cause symptoms in which your pet’s other two systems are affected.
Some of the issues veterinary chiropractic adjustments can help improve are:
- Injury or Trauma
- TMJ (difficulty chewing)
- Trouble jumping
- Digestive problems
- Immune deficiencies
- Compensation from hip dysplasia, limb loss, or arthritis
It is important that veterinary chiropractic adjustments are done as part of your pet’s regimen that is prescribed by his doctor. As such, if your pet is getting treatments from a chiropractor it is still important that you have regular visits with his veterinarian. That way, as your pet improves and makes progress your veterinarian can help guide you with other things you can add or change in regards to his medical care.
Why Consider Veterinary Chiropractic?
So why should you consider veterinary chiropractic care for your pet? Chiropractic care is not appropriate for every patient. For qualified candidates, chiropractic care offers a non-surgical and drug free option to help pets regain normal movement and provide relief to chronic aches and pains. Every patient receives a thorough evaluation to see if veterinary chiropractic adjustments are appropriate to add to their care regimen. If you have interest in adding chiropractic care for your pet, call today to schedule an evaluation.