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Symptoms that may give you an indication that your animal could benefit from veterinary spinal manipulative therapy:

Canine Symptoms

  • Neck, back, leg and tail pain
  • Decrease in level of performance – not able to do what previously easily managed.
  • Problems eating or disinterested in playing with toys.
  • Difficultly in rising, jumping, climbing stairs.
  • Disc problems, joint problems, lameness
  • Injuries from slips, falls, accidents
  • Event or sports injuries
  • Chronic musculoskeletal conditions – degenerative joint disease, arthritis

Equine Symptoms

  • Decrease in level of performance, laziness.
  • Behavioral changes (refusals, cinchy, bucking, head shy)
  • Short, uneven striding, uneven shoe wear
  • Abnormal posture when standing
  • Gait problems
  • Disc problems, joint problems, limping
  • Injuries from slips, falls, accidents
  • Degenerative arthritis conditions
  • Chronic musculoskeletal problems – arthritis

Remember, it’s in the genetics of an animal to hide pain because it shows vulnerability in the wild where they could potentially become lunch for a predator. Pain is not a priority for an animal – staying upright and alive is.

Besides the spinal alignment work I do, I spend time teaching my dog and horse owners how to recognize places where your animal may be hurting , has lost range or symmetry of motion. Sometimes the signs are subtle – other times your dog or horse will make it obvious with their behavior.

Does your pet have any of the symptoms above? Get started with treatment.