Pet Chiropractor in Thousand Oaks, CA
We all love our pets as a part of the family. Don't you feel like your fur baby deserves nothing but the best? Is "Bruno" limping around places or looking stiff while he walks? Get your pets treated with chiropractic health care today. This will alleviate pain and open up a space for healing to occur. Pet chiropractic treatment is a holistic approach that aids in the overall well-being of the animal.
Pet chiropractic care can also be seen as a preventative approach to health care that does not use drugs or surgery. The spinal cord, housed inside the spinal column, is responsible for protecting all of the nerves that go to every organ in the body. The body functions properly when all nerves are healthily supplied. If the joint becomes misaligned, it can have a negative affect on the nerves and ultimately disturbing the flow of energy. A pet chiropractic adjustment corrects the misalignment and stores proper functioning of the nervous system.
It is critical that the spine stays in optimum condition. Therefore, the frequency of the adjustments will depend on the severity of the condition of the spine and the individual animal's healing process. Some adjustments will last for a year while others happen every 3 months. Older, performance, and show animals might need to be seen more regularly.
If your pet has had any type of trauma happen, it is safe to see the vet for possible spinal misalignments or injureies. Slips, falls, forceful blows, drugs, abnormal birth forces and stress are all culprits in messing with the spine. Oftentimes, a pet parent doesn't even see the "fall" occur and remains confused and clueless as to why their pet is acting differently.
Some potential signs for a necessary pet chiropractic adjustment include, but are not limited to:
- Pain upon palpitation and manipulation of the back, especially near the spine
- A handful of unecessary trips and slips
- Resistance to turning their head a certain direction
- Strange acute developed behaviours
- Difficulties moving around in a normal fashion
- Stiffness, limping, lameness
- Inability to do activities they used to do with ease
- After healed fractures/breaks
Pet chiropractic care takes time. Because we are essentially allowing for the body to heal itself, after proper nerve functioning has been restored, it is up to the body to heal at its own rate. Animals will recover, but it will take more time for serious problems and for geriatric patients. Recovery speed depends on the length of time that the issue has been present. It also depends on the pets age and physical condition. How much damage that has been done will factor into recovery time. And finally, cooperation. The speed of recovery will depend on how well the owner will cooperate with the doctors instructions. If the animal is removed from the treatment too soon, the best possible results may not be achieved. Similarly, if the doctor asks the pet owner to cage rest their pet and their pet continues to jump up and down or chase after bunnies, it will be more detrimental to the healing process. Furthermore, if the doctor suggests at home physical therapy, and the owner neglects to continue with this at home, the healing process and recovery time may be slower than wished for.
Chiropractic care for pets is an alternative health care approach that has recently started becoming more and more popular among pet parents. If you wish to speak with the doctor and bring your pet in for a possible treatment, don't hesitate to call us today!!