Why does my dog need treating?
Dogs will engage in boisterous play, have accidents (running into other dogs, into trees, falling into rivers etc) and are often highly trained in areas which require repetitive movements (agility, flyball, even just playing fetch).
Dogs will attempt to compensate for any pain by changing their posture and the way they walk. This can cause dysfunctional movement in the spine which can lead to stiffness and pain, ultimately leading to a decrease in performance.
Chiropractic helps restore and maintain optimal joint movement and muscular tone so your dog can move without pain. Maintenance chiropractic treatments minimises your dog’s risk of wear-out or injury.
Signs of discomfort:
- Abnormal posture
- Unexplained deterioration in performance
- ‘Puppy’ sitting
- Reluctance to being touched or groomed
- Changes in behaviour
- Lying on one side only
- Uneven muscle tone
- Abnormal or irregular gait (walking pattern)
- Reluctance to move, climb stairs, or jump
- Tail carried to one side