Your Cat & Dog Chiropractor in Clifton Park, NY
Chiropractic for cats and dogs is a useful modality that encourages the body to heal itself, thereby reducing pain and promoting better mobility. It involves the diagnosis and treatment of vertebral subluxations (misalignments) by means of hands-on manipulation and adjustments. A cat and dog chiropractor can restore optimal function to the whole body, including the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. At Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital in Clifton Park, we’re pleased to be able to offer this innovative modality to our patients.
What Does a Chiropractic Program for Dogs & Cats Involve?
Veterinary chiropractic services are similar to chiropractic care for humans. Our cat and dog chiropractor uses techniques such as motion palpation, range of motion, and high-velocity, low amplitude movements for your pet’s adjustment. Chiropractic evaluation and adjustments can improve and maintain the function of your pet’s body and will help relieve pain and restore mobility.
To form an effective chiropractic program, our pet chiropractor will perform the following:
- An assessment of your pet for areas of restriction and the level of pain these restrictions may be causing
- Pain medication may be recommended if needed
- The adjustment will be performed which involves a quick motion that releases the tension (most pets take this treatment very well)
Many pets experience immediate improvement, yet others will take more time. Sometimes fatigue and lethargy will follow a chiropractic session for 24-48 hours, but this is normal. In order to maintain your pet’s improvements from chiropractic, it is often necessary to undergo routine adjustments. Our cat and dog chiropractor will devise a unique treatment plan according to your pet’s needs.
Conditions We Treat with Chiropractic
It is commonly known that chiropractic does wonders for musculoskeletal problems such as neck and back pain, but did you know it can also be used to treat a variety of other conditions? Conditions we can treat with chiropractic include:
- Musculoskeletal injuries and conditions
- Neurologic issues
- Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) tears
- Lick granulomas
- And more!
If you think your pet will benefit from chiropractic care, please contact us today to schedule a consultation at (518) 383-6254!