Frequently asked questions
What is animal chiropractic?
Animal chiropractic is a discipline that is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine.
Does it hurt?
When a joint has been out of alignment or fixated for a long period of time, your animal might feel some discomfort during the adjustment. It is not uncommon for an animal to yelp, attempt to bite, or kick during one of their first adjustments or when they are in pain. After the adjustment, they will calm back down, lick their lips, do a full body shake or become active again - these are normal responses to being pain-free.
How often does my animal need to be adjusted?
Every animal is different, so this will be determined based on your pet and what we are focusing on. However, once we get them to a state of maintenance/wellness then we will only adjust them once every 4-6 weeks.
Do you only adjust with your hands?
While we use our hands most often, we will use instruments to help with older animals or puppies.
Is there anything we should do after the adjustment?
After your animal has been adjusted, we ask that you keep them calm and prevent them from doing a lot of running or jumping. This will help the body to reset itself after being adjusted. We also ask that you provide them with plenty of water and rest.
Do you make house or barn calls?
Yes! Generally we ask you to bring in your dogs (or other small animals) to our office, however if they are in extreme pain or you are unable to move them we can come to you for an additional price.