Today, more people recognize that loving and caring for their pets extends beyond providing food and shelter. Quality pet healthcare is no longer limited to spaying and immunizations. With the emerging field of Animal Chiropractic, people are appreciating new ways for their pets to achieve and maintain optimal health.
Animal Chiropractic offers non-surgical, drug-free options for correcting bone, disc, and soft-tissue disorders related to improper spinal configuration and movement. When vertebrae become immovable through trauma, injury or degenerative wear and tear, the joints between them become jammed, often affecting the nerves that are in these congested areas. Because the nerves are the communication links from these joints to the brain and spinal cord, messages to the rest of the body become interrupted, leading to pain and loss of function. Animal Chiropractic focuses on the restoration and preservation of heath by removing communication barriers and restoring normal function.
This therapy is not limited to an injured or sick pet. Healthy and athletic animals are ideal candidates for chiropractic examination and care. Maintaining proper structural alignment permits optimal function of the muscles, nerves and tissues supporting the joints, resulting in improved movement, stance and flexibility. This alignment promotes increased agility, endurance, and overall performance. Broader benefits include superior immune function, healthier metabolism and a vibrant nervous system, facilitating your animal’s natural ability to heal. Chiropractic can enhance the quality of your pet’s life, ensuring active and healthy years.
More and more often veterinarians are utilizing animal chiropractors in their offices. They do so because animal chiropractors examine and treat areas of biomechanics and the functional nervous system that often go unnoticed by traditional veterinary care. By working in conjunction with veterinarians, animal chiropractors aid in restoring your pet’s optimal health by treating the whole patient. Animal Chiropractic is “NOT” intended to assume the primary health care responsibility of animals or replace veterinary medicine.
Chiropractic care for animals is one of the fastest growing and most valuable occupations available in animal healthcare today.
Doctors certified in Animal Chiropractic are widely recognized and available throughout the United States, Canada, and some other countries around the world. These practitioners are licensed chiropractors and/or veterinarians who have attended and graduated from an accredited animal chiropractic school; many of them successfully completing certifying exams from either the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA) or the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA). These certified professionals are trained and experienced in attending to your pet’s neuromusculoskeletal challenges and needs.
Animal chiropractic unifies two professions which provide a combination of skills uniquely proficient at caring for you animals. It combines science, mechanics and a caring compassion to provide results that improve the quality of life of your pet. Animal Chiropractic has been beneficial for performance animals, injured animals, athletes, show animals, and family pets. Whether to enhance performance address injury or illness or simply for preventative care, Animal Chiropractic can make a positive difference in your animal’s life.
Today you can find qualified animal chiropractors in most major cities in the United States. To locate these doctors anywhere in the world check our website section ‘Find an Animal Chiropractor’. If you don’t have access to a practitioner in your region, discuss this with your veterinarian or chiropractor. Options for Animals can provide information for referral to a trained and competent doctor, as well as enrollment information for your veterinarian or chiropractor so that they can become qualified. Call Options for Animals today for more information. Your pet is depending on you!