Some people are surprised when they learn that chiropractic care for dogs is not only very real, but becoming more common all the time. Dr. Lynelle McSweeney here in Reno regularly treats dogs to improve their mobility and reduce their pain. Here’s how dog chiropractic works and when it may be an option for your favorite four-legged friend.
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT DOG CHIROPRACTOR
Just like chiropractic care for people, canine chiropractic is an holistic, medication-free approach to treating joint, skeletal, and muscular problems seen in some dogs and specific breeds. in fact, the philosophies and practices are almost identical, whether the patient is a dog or a human.
The chiropractor’s gentle, precise manual manipulation of the spinal column and joints can improve function and mobility, and relieve physical stress and pain in pets and people alike.
WHEN IS CANINE CHIROPRACTIC A GOOD OPTION?
When other treatment options have been ruled out, the chiropractor may be a good alternative – especially because it’s both surgery and medication-free.
Common conditions that Dr. McSweeney may be able to treat in your dog include:
- Injuries resulting from repetitive use
- Neck and back injuries
- Hip dysplasia
- Relief from arthritis
- Urinary incontinence
- Post-surgery recovery
There are symptoms that may indicate your pooch would benefit from chiropractic treatment.
- Having trouble navigating stairs
- Difficulty getting up or lying down
- Limping or dragging the back legs
- Decreased mobility
- Reluctance or refusing to jump
- Abnormal gait
- Abnormal seated or standing position
To make the best decision about your dog and whether chiropractic care may help, ask your veterinarian. Dr. McSweeney here in Reno is also happy to make an assessment. Schedule an appointment or call today.