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Animal Chiropractic

Has your pet:

  • Had problems getting up and down?
  • Competed in athletic events?
  • Been anesthetized for surgery?
  • Experienced any reoccurring conditions such as vomiting, respiratory or urinary infections, diarrhea or constipation?
  • Had behavioral or mood changes?
  • Is your pet over 7 years of age?

If you answered YES to any one of these questions then chiropractic may help your pet.

Like humans, an animal chiropractic examination includes evaluating the patient’s history, intended use/athletiscism, health state and prior x-rays and tests. As well, a neurological exam, stance and gait analysis and motion and static palpation are performed.

Chiropractic care can help animals with:

  • Neck, back, leg and tail pain
  • Muscle spasm and nerve problems
  • Injuries from slips, falls and accidents
  • Jaw or TMJ problems, difficulty chewing
  • Event or sports injuries
  • Post-surgical care
  • Bowel, bladder and internal medicine disorders
  • Maintenance of joint and spinal health
  • Healing/helping with chronic internal medicine disorders
  • Lameness
  • Trouble getting up and down
  • Seizures or neurological problems
  • Geriatric household pet
  • Behavior or mood changes
  • Chronic health problems that do not resolve as expected
  • Signs of navicular disease or laminitis
  • In horses, head shy, cinchy, reluctance to pick up a lead or go in one direction, pulling one way or hair colour or pattern change along the body

Horse, dog and cat patients benefit most frequently. However, zoo animals, exotics, wildlife and reptiles can all benefit from chiropractic care.

Dr. Dana Lowe is an American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA) certified animal chiropractor. AVCA certification is awarded to licensed doctors of chiropractic and/or veterinary medicine who have graduated from a postgraduate program in animal chiropractic accredited by the Animal Chiropractic Accreditation Commission (ACAC) of the AVCA, and passed both the written comprehensive and clinical competency examinations offered by the Animal Chiropractic Certification Commission (ACCC) of the AVCA. All doctors certified by the AVCA must complete continuing education hours to maintain their certification. For more information visit the AVCA.