Pet Chiropractor: Does My Pet Need One?

You might have seen some famous trending pet-related content where there are pet chiropractors cracking our furry friends’ backs! You might be wondering what exactly the purpose of these procedures is, if it is the same as hoomans, and if there are any risks involved. MyFriend is here to help and answer all your questions!

We’re probably already well acquainted with chiropractors and alternative medicines & procedures in humans. The cracking sound might aid and provide a sense of temporary relief, but are there any actual benefits?

🩺 What is Chiropractic? 

Bone or chiropractic manipulation is a method to address abnormalities in the skeletal and muscular systems, particularly the spine. Bone manipulation has the potential to improve mobility in animals and reduce pain.

🐾 What is the point of a Chiropractor?

Chiropractic care in humans helps with the skeletal and muscular systems, especially injuries to the neck and back, as well as specific inflammations. Veterinarians apply chiropractic care to animals with these conditions, such as the following.

  • Osteoarthritis: Degenerative joint disease and inflammation of the organs are common in most dogs and cats.
  • Hip Osteoarthritis: Caused by abnormal growth of the joints in the hip area. and may result in osteoarthritis. It is often found in children who are overweight.
  • Spinal Joint Disease: Occurs when the body builds bone at the bottom or sides of the spine.
  • Herniated Disc Disease: Caused by a herniated disc that is important for movement. It can cause pain and paralysis.

🩹 Benefits of a Pet Chiropractor 

  • As a natural pain reliever: As parents, you surely wouldn’t want to see your little one in pain frequently. Chiropractic care stimulates the release of endorphins from the body, which is a substance that helps reduce pain. Chiropractic adjustments also help reduce the need for pain medication.
  • External treatment: It’s a holistic practice and procedure that won’t result in any wounds or anesthesia.
  • Wounds heal quickly: Can help improve blood circulation and aid nutrients to be transported to different parts of the body faster. This can result in the recovery period for any illnesses or ailments.
  • Better movement & mobility: Good mobility means a good quality of life. Chiropractic care can help reduce inflammation and stiffness in joints, thus improving circulation and overall mobility for your pets.

🦴 Steps to Take Before A Chiropractor?

If you wish to take your little furry friends for chiropractic care, you should first seek advice from a veterinarian, starting with a health check, any disease diagnosis, and obtaining information about the potential risks associated with chiropractic adjustments.

Chiropractic care is one option for treating your dogs and cats and can aid in helping them recover from illness, but it may have side effects and impacts on your little one. It has the potential to lead to stress or anxiety. So before you book your appointment, check with the vet first! Chiropractic care for your pets should be guided and advised by a veterinarian before undergoing treatment. 🌟

This article is reviewed by the veterinarian from Small Animal Teaching Hospital, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University (CUVET)

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