We are very excited to add chiropractic work in addition to traditional therapies for a holistic approach to your animals’ health care!

Animals, both large and small, can benefit immensely from regular chiropractic care. Many of you are probably wondering: how do I know my animal needs to be adjusted? It’s simple really! A chiropractic adjustment can be beneficial regardless of whether they are showing any signs of disease/dysfunction. Chiropractic care is a great addition to routine wellness and can often aid in the prevention of musculoskeletal diseases and the changes in your animals’ body that result from them. Chiropractic adjustments can be a great addition to your animals’ routine general exam and preventative care.

Chiropractic adjustments are also a great way to improve performance in your large and small animal athletes. Some examples of animal athletes may be show/trail horses, barrel/rodeo horses, agility dogs and hunting dogs. Chiropractic adjustments impact the musculoskeletal system and in turn the nervous system which improves overall performance and function.

How does chiropractic work?

Each animal is put together differently. Sometimes they have longer backs, shorter necks or legs that aren’t quite even. These differences can often lead to compensation throughout the spine resulting in decreased overall comfort and performance. Chiropractic adjustments help to identify these compensations and train the spine and other tissues to move more efficiently.

Oops! Accidents happen more often than we would like and it is easy to see how major accidents may cause pain and loss of mobility in the spine. The trauma we don’t think about very often is everyday wear and tear. Repetitive use and activity can lead to strain on the spine and soft tissues.

You’re how old? As animals get older and their mobility decreases they are at a higher risk of developing stiffness and changes in the spine. Chiropractic evaluation and adjustments can help to prolong the longevity and comfort of your animals.

We’re having a baby! Birth can be a difficult process for both mom and baby (babies) regardless of whether they are large or small. Even young animals can benefit from chiropractic care in the early days of life.

Who pinched me? Saddle fit is important for horses/mules/donkeys (or whatever other critter you’re riding around). All saddles are not created equal just like all horses’ backs are not the same shape. A poorly fitting saddle or broken saddle can cause a lot of pinching or pressure in unwanted places which can make your horse uncomfortable. Chiropractic evaluation can help identify these problems and aid you and your horse in having a better ride.

How do we get started?

Most sessions start out with an initial assessment by Dr Gray and include an adjustment. These first visits can understandably take a little longer, but last on average 45 minutes. Additional followup sessions and adjustments can often be shorter but are key to keeping pets comfortable and horses performing at their best. Detailed chiropractic questions are best directed to the veterinarian to be performing the assessments, Dr Reynolds Gray. For further questions or information, give her a call.