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Dog Chiropractor: Pain Relief for Your Dog

Does your furry friend seem less playful, struggle with stairs, or whimper when touched? They might be suffering from hidden pain you can't see.

What is Dog Chiropractic?

Just like humans, dogs can experience spinal misalignments that cause discomfort and limit mobility. Dog chiropractors are expertly trained veterinarians who use gentle, non-invasive adjustments to restore proper alignment and improve nerve function.

Signs Your Dog may benefit from Chiropractic Care:

  • Difficulty jumping or climbing stairs
  • Limping or stiffness in legs
  • Reluctance to play or exercise
  • Excessive grooming in specific areas
  • Changes in behaviour (aggression, hiding, lethargy)
  • Head tilting or pawing at face (indicating neck pain)
  • Chronic ear infections (may be linked to neck misalignment)

The Benefits of a Dog Chiropractor

Reduced pain and inflammation- Perhaps the main reason for receiving for turning to a dog chiropractor, we aim to alleviate pain and inflammation.

Improved mobility and flexibility- This could help older dogs or those with arthritis move more easily and comfortably.

The nervous system- The adjustments might stimulate the nervous system, triggering the release of endorphins, the body's natural pain relievers. Chiropractic care advocates believe that subluxations (subtle joint misalignments) can irritate nerves and cause pain. Adjustments aim to correct these misalignments, restoring proper nerve function and alleviating pain.

Improved Circulation- Adjustments may improve blood flow, bringing oxygen and nutrients to tissues, potentially promoting healing and reducing inflammation.

Enhanced energy levels and playfulness -If pain or discomfort were limiting your dog's activity, resolving those issues could lead to more energy and playfulness.

Better digestion and elimination- There's limited evidence for this, but it's possible adjustments could influence your dog’s nervous system's impact on these processes.

What to Expect at Your Dog Chiropractor Appointment

Your dog's first dog chiropractor appointment will involve a thorough physical examination and discussion of their medical history. Based on that information, we will determine if chiropractic care is right for them.

Based on your chat and check-up, the vet might recommend some gentle adjustments. The dog chiropractor uses their hands to help get your dog’s joints and spine feeling their best again. It's all done in a calm and comfy environment, your dog may even feel comfortable enough to doze off! The chiropractor may recommend exercises you can practice at home with your dog to keep their bones moving gently.

Happy dog after Chriopractic service at Leadon Vale

Chiropractic Alongside other regenerative Medicines

Regenerative medicine encompasses various therapies aimed at promoting healing and tissue repair, chiropractic works well as an additional method as well as a solo therapy. Have you considered laser therapy? Also working to reduce inflammation and improve fast healing. Platelet-rich plasma is another therapy Leadon Vale Centre offers.

Book a Dog Chiropractor Consultation

Seek advice with our specialist vets today to discuss the best way forward for your dog’s health journey. We aim to improve their quality of life and find solutions to dealing with chronic pain.

Call us today!

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Leadon Vale Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Centre

Lower Road Trading Estate

Ledbury,

Herefordshire,

HR8 2DJ

 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01531 632276

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