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Canine chiropractic is a safe, all natural and effective form of health care. It is a drugless complement to traditional veterinary care that can help animals naturally heal from existing health conditions, as well as prevent new conditions from arising.
Chiropractic is founded on the fact that the biomechanical movements of the spine are directly related to the health of the animal. If the motion of the spine is restricted, the communication between the brain and body is compromised. This can lead to any number of health conditions, including musculoskeletal issues, lameness, digestive trouble, and neurological deficits. Chiropractors affect the central nervous system by delivering a chiropractic adjustment on the bones, ligaments and joints that are biomechanically restricted, thereby increasing the communication between the brain and body. Instead of treating the symptoms of a disease with drugs or surgery, chiropractic treats the root cause of the problem, eliminating the source of the symptoms and allowing the body to heal itself naturally. 
 

Some canine conditions that should be evaluated by a chiropractor include:

  1. Temperament changes

  2. Loss of interest in activity

  3. Chronic ear infections

  4. Asymmetrical movement

  5. Allergies

  6. Arthritis

  7. Laying or sitting on only one side

  8. Constant licking or chewing

  9. Resistance to brushing or petting

  10. Musculoskeletal problems

  11. Lameness

  12. Digestion problems

  13. Neurological conditions or seizures

Did you know...

That chiropractic care is proven to increase resistance to disease, energy levels, and performance ability?

Did you know...

That a puppy’s pelvis is not always symmetrical after birth, which causes unequal weight distribution and can lead to severe lameness issues in the future. It is important to have puppies checked by a chiropractor as soon as they’re walking!

Joint restrictions that lead to altered communication between the brain and body can be caused by repetitive motions, concussive forces such as jumping, poor nutrition, excessive training, lack of movement such as kennel confinement, ill-fitting harnesses, improper nail trimming, traumas such as slips or falls, and the aging process. The chiropractic adjustment removes these restrictions, allowing the body to heal itself. 

Even if your dog is not exhibiting symptoms, he may still benefit from a chiropractic evaluation. In fact, the joint restrictions that require chiropractic care can often be asymptomatic. Over time, these restrictions will cause clinical symptoms which will negatively affect the health of your dog. With regular chiropractic check-ups, we can detect these joint restrictions before they cause symptoms, thereby increasing the health of your dog. It is far easier to prevent a problem than it is to correct a problem.

Remember...

If your dog refuses to do something you ask, it might not be because he WON’T do it, but because he CAN’T. 

It is important to remember that chiropractic care does not replace veterinary care, but instead works with it. Dr. Alvarez requires that all animals be under concurrent vet care before they can be evaluated or adjusted.

Maren is proud to be the exclusive animal chiropractor servicing Adopt a Golden Atlanta, one of the top five canine rescue organizations in the country.