Pet Chiropractic Care in Wilmington
At Wilmington Animal Hospital, we are pleased to offer pet chiropractic care, a neurologically based, holistic approach to maintaining your pet’s good health by encouraging the body’s own healing processes. Pet chiropractic therapy is a non-invasive treatment that focuses on preserving a healthy, balanced relationship between the spinal column and the central nervous system. Chiropractic therapy focuses on making adjustments that increase your pet’s mobility by restoring joint and soft tissue functionality, relieving musculoskeletal pain, and improving overall joint health.
Does My Pet Need Chiropractic Care?
When bones in the spine are misaligned or not moving properly, this can create abnormalities in the way your pet’s body moves. It can also interfere with nerve function, and cause your pet pain and stiffness. Signs your pet may have a chiropractic issue can include:
- Panting more than normal
- Pacing or yelping
- Sitting or standing in an abnormal or awkward position
- Coordination problems
- Dragging a foot, or moving the head or tail abnormally
- Sensitivity to touch
- Stiffness, lameness, or changes in gait
Pet Chiropractic Treatment
Our specially trained pet chiropractors will correct misaligned joints through gentle, specific, and controlled adjustments. The purpose of these adjustments is to restore normal position and movement of the vertebral column, which can improve neurologic function. Most animals respond well to adjustments, and this treatment can be beneficial for many conditions that may affect your pet, including:
- Neck, leg and back pain
- Muscle spasms or nerve problems
- Jaw misalignments
- Bowel and bladder issues
We recommend pet chiropractic to keep your pet moving comfortably throughout his life. To get your pet started with chiropractic care, you will need a veterinarian’s referral. At your appointment, we’ll take a detailed history of your pet, including information about his lifestyle and overall health status. The physical exam will include an evaluation of your pet’s stance and gait, and a gentle and thorough hands-on assessment of his muscles and joints. We’ll discuss our findings with you, answer any questions, and recommend a pet chiropractic treatment program here in Wilmington.
To schedule an appointment, please call us at 302-762-2694.