Foothills Animal Hospital is very excited to now offer chiropractic care for cats and dogs. Dr Rachael Smith has joined our team; she is an experienced veterinarian and a member of the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association.
The style of chiropractic she uses is a gentle method which is aimed at the adjustment of just one joint at a time and is usually well accepted by the animals. Dogs and cats seem to respond more quickly to chiropractic treatments than we do, with many problems improving considerably after one to three treatments.
Some common conditions that may respond well to chiropractic treatment are arthritis of the spine and joints, muscle stiffness, neck pain, cruciate disease and hip dysplasia. It can also help to reduce the reliance on medications and supplements for management of these and many other conditions.
Some of the benefits of chiropractic care in animals include:
- Pain Relief
- Restored function and mobility
- Improved rehabilitation from injury or illness
- Increased delivery of nutrients and oxygen
- Improved muscle tone and endurance
- Proper spinal alignment