Dog Chiropractic Care in Austin, TX

What is animal chiropractic?

Today, animal chiropractic is undergoing rapid growth. Pet chiropractic involves using spinal adjustments in animal species. Performed on dogs, horses, and cats, chiropractic manipulations can be suitable for vertebrate species. The techniques used in veterinary chiropractic are similar to those applied to human patients.

Chiropractic care aims at fixing musculoskeletal problems in dogs and other animals. But, spinal problems and other conditions such as digestive issues respond well to animal chiropractic.

If you feel like your canine companion needs help with some of those issues, we will be happy to see both of you at Lifespring Chiropractic. Click here to schedule your visit.

Why go for pet chiropractic?

In the body of a healthy pet, all joints should remain mobile, allowing a full range of motion for the body. Loss of mobility in at least one joint leads to irritation of the nerve near that joint, causing discomfort and pain. Additionally, this can affect the muscles and create tightness in the surrounding areas.

Pet chiropractic aims to restore proper movement in the affected areas, thereby reducing inflammation and improving message exchange between the brain and the body. Restored joint function and good mobility also enhance the role of lymphatics and blood vessels.

So, dog chiropractic offers a holistic approach to treatment enabling the body to heal and commonly eliminates the need to take prescription drugs. Our goal as animal chiropractors is not to replace the need for your vet but rather to offer support and aid in the animal’s ability to live a high-quality life.

Are you looking for an all-natural treatment for your pet? Then, schedule a visit to a dog chiropractor in Austin, TX.

How can chiropractic care help dogs?

Dog chiropractors treat musculoskeletal problems in dogs (spinal misalignments or subluxations) through chiropractic adjustments like they do to people. When performing these adjustments, canine chiropractors manipulate the joints or the spinal column, either manually or with an activator. Restoring the proper alignment in the spine helps improve mobility and ease strain and pain. Eliminating the source of unwanted conditions also enables a dog’s body to heal itself.

If your canine companion suffers from decreased mobility or pain, it’s time to see a dog chiropractor near you. Reach out to us at Lifespring Chiropractic to book an appointment.

What conditions in dogs can chiropractic treatment help with?

A range of conditions in dogs responds favorably to chiropractic treatment. Here are the common ones:

A doctor will easily spot the musculoskeletal problems that your pet has and apply chiropractic adjustment to restore proper alignment and movement and reduce inflammation in the affected areas. Restored alignment, in turn, contributes to improving the central nervous system’s functioning and enables an animal’s body to heal itself from unwanted conditions.

If you suspect any of these unwanted conditions in your pet, consider visiting an Austin dog chiropractor. Click here to book an appointment.

What are the competencies of a dog chiropractor?

To start working with dogs and other animals, a chiropractor must undergo specific training in chiropractic theories and animal anatomy. Qualified specialists know how animals’ neuromusculoskeletal functions and biomechanics differ from those of humans. Training in animal chiropractic allows doctors to treat various conditions in dogs, cats, and horses, including but not limited to hip dysplasia, intervertebral disk disease, osteoarthritis, and more.

In the United States, dog chiropractors must obtain the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association certification. Depending on a level of training, a doctor can be:

Depending on the jurisdiction, a dog chiropractor can work either under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian or without charge.

Are you looking for a certified specialist to help your dog? Look no further — book an appointment with a dog chiropractor in Austin, TX, today. 

Is chiropractic safe for pets?

Chiropractic care is a natural and non-invasive treatment for humans and animals. Unlike prescription drugs, chiropractic care has no side effects. Your pet may feel soreness after a chiropractic adjustment, but it is temporary and usually lasts two days. Another possible consequence of chiropractic adjustments is a vocal reaction.

Of course, you should find a dog chiropractor with the proper credentials to know the treatment’s effectiveness and safety. For example, in the case of a fracture, a doctor must take an x-ray and adapt the intensity and location of spinal manipulation accordingly.

Are you looking for safe and effective treatment for your dog? Don’t postpone your visit to an Austin dog chiropractor. Instead, click here to book an appointment.

How do you know that your dog needs animal chiropractic?

Musculoskeletal problems in your dog will often be noticeable, but not always. Here are the common signs that you should visit a canine chiropractor:

If you’ve ever noticed any of these signs in your dog, it might mean that your pet has a condition that responds well to chiropractic treatment. Reach out to Lifespring Chiropractic today to schedule a visit to a qualified dog chiropractor.

What to expect from seeing a dog chiropractor?

During your first visit to an animal chiropractor, a doctor will perform an initial chiropractic examination to evaluate your dog’s overall spinal health and identify the unwanted conditions. A chiropractor will look at how your pet stands and moves, assess its anatomy and check the spine for misalignments. 

After examination, a doctor will perform a chiropractic adjustment using either hands or an activator. After a series of adjustments, your dog’s mobility and overall health should improve significantly. As your dog feels better, you may consider the treatment complete. Still, in some cases, it is worth receiving ongoing treatment. A dog chiropractor will also develop a personalized treatment plan with the recommended number of appointments and their frequency.

Are you looking to help your pup get relief from discomfort, pain, or decreased mobility? Then, schedule your first visit to an animal chiropractor in Austin today.

Is it O.K. to combine dog chiropractic with other complementary and alternative medicine?

Often, pet chiropractic treatment complements other types of traditional and alternative therapies. In particular, a combination of acupuncture and chiropractic can have an excellent treatment effect on your pet. A qualified dog chiropractor knows how different forms of treatment interact with each other and will recommend additional medical treatments if needed.

If you and your pup are seeing different specialists at the same time, be sure to inform all of them about the ongoing treatment. As a result, you will ensure coordinated care from all sides and prevent undesirable interactions or interference.

Start taking your pet to an Austin animal chiropractor today — click here to book an appointment.

How can different pets benefit from animal chiropractic?

Senior dogs often have a range of health issues — hip dysplasia, intervertebral disc disease, arthritis, and osteoarthritis, to name a few. 

Working dogs and animal athletes (like dogs used in racing or agility training) experience significant physical stress and are often prone to injury. Seeing an animal chiropractor regularly is good for maintaining maximum flexibility and optimal health in such pets and reducing the risk of injuries.

A canine chiropractor will restore the proper alignment in your pet’s musculoskeletal system through adjustments performed with the appropriate force. Fixing spinal misalignments or subluxations helps improve the range of motion, reduce inflammation and nerve irritation, and ease the pain. 

Start seeing a dog chiropractor today to keep your pet active, energetic, and healthy. Click here to book an appointment.

Lifespring Chiropractic — veterinary chiropractic care near you

Similarly to people, pets often experience problems with the musculoskeletal system, expressed in hip dysplasia, stiffness, intervertebral disk disease, and other unwanted conditions. The good news is that these conditions respond well to pet chiropractic. 

Canine chiropractic care is a preventive treatment aimed at correcting the root cause of the problem rather than treating the symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments with the appropriate force applied can restore the proper spinal alignment and the optimal range of motion in your canine companion. When abnormalities exist in your dog’s spinal alignment, the pet’s whole body functions optimally and can heal itself.

Chiropractic can be helpful for pets of different ages and lifestyles — young puppies, senior dogs, working dogs, and animal athletes. Whatever applies to your pet, we are happy to see both of you at the LifeSpring Chiropractic clinic in Austin, TX. Reach out to us today to schedule your visit.