Animal Chiropractic is a modality similar to chiropractic care in humans where adjustments are applied to assist in normal motion of a pet's spine and relieve pain and discomfort.

Joints are meant to move, but sometimes they can get "stuck." This is called vertebral subluxation complex or VSC. Animal Chiropractic helps restore motion to a pet's joints to help the nervous system function better.

  Dr. McCann perform chiropractic adjustment on pet cat.

Tupperware is getting adjusted by Dr. McCann. Tupperware has multiple congenital deformities that affect his pelvis, sacrum and coccyx. He always would bite when touched in the back. This was his third adjustment and Dr. Falch says he is a much happier kitty and off pain medication.

What Can Cause VSC?

  • Age
  • Birthing process
  • Collar/harness
  • Environment (where pet sleeps, flooring, etc.)
  • Lack of exercise
  • Obesity
  • Surgery or history of surgery, anesthesia
  • Transporting
  • Trauma

Signs and Symptoms of VSC

  • Altered sitting
  • Changes in eating or eliminating
  • Changes in gait
  • Constantly licking or chewing paws
  • Difficulty chewing and bad breath
  • Difficulty when getting up after lying down
  • Lameness or Paralysis
  • Nails wearing unevenly
  • Negative changes in attitude or behavior
  • Pain when being touched or lifted
  • Post-surgical care
  • Refusing to go up or down stairs
  • Reluctance or difficulty climbing stairs or jumping
  • Skin sensitivity
  • Stiffness

What Conditions Can Be Improved By Animal Chiropractic?

  • Arthritis
  • Disc bulge/herniation – depending on case
  • Geriactric-quality of life
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hypersensitivity or lack of sensitivity
  • Lick granulomas
  • Pre and post surgery
  • Preventive care
  • Recurrent anal gland infection
  • Recurrent ear infections
  • Spondylosis – extra bone formed at loose joints
  • Urine leakage

If you think chiropractic adjustments might help your pet, please contact us at 608-836-8561 to schedule a consultation.