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An Introduction to Animal Chiropractic

AN INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL CHIROPRACTIC ANIMAL CHIROPRACTIC AT A GLANCE Originated around 1895 at the same time as chiropractic care for humans Both veterinarians and Doctors of Chiropractic Medicine who have had qualified training may practice animal chiropractic In 2012, about 900 VETERINARIANS practiced adjustments on animals Animal Chiropractors are licensed by both Nevada Veterinary Board & Nevada Popular in the equine world as well as with companion pet owners Chiropractic Board HOW IT WORKS You'll consult with the animal chiropractor and discuss your pet's behavior If you've noticed any changes, be sure to let the Doctor know The chiropractor will review medical records and perform a preliminary exam Any labs or imaging tests are reviewed to aid in diagnosis The animal will either be treated or a referral will be given if indicated DOES YOUR PET NEED CHIROPRACTIC CARE? INJURIES If your pet has had an injury, it's possible he could benefit from chiropractic Especially true if there are symptoms such as: • Limping • Inability to turn the head in one direction • Increased aggression • Problems getting up • Difficulty going up or down stairs • Change in eating habits or behavior PERFORMANCE If your animal participates in competitions, notice if his performance is lacking Changes in performance could indicate that something is wrong • Dogs and other pack animals try to hide their injuries and act normally • Proactive care can help spot and address minor issues before they become more serious • Try the panniculus reflex test at home to look for signs of spinal fixation and pain Provided by: sa agape AGAPEHEALTH.NET Sources:

An Introduction to Animal Chiropractic

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Does your pet participate in competitions? If his performance has been off lately, animal chiropractic services can help! Get the details by taking a closer look at this chiropractic care infographic.


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