Chiropractic services: At Eagleson Veterinary Clinic, we offer in-clinic chiropractic medicine provided by a certified chiropractor, Dr. Morissette has many years of animal chiropractic experience.
When to consider chiropractic medicine for my pet?
Dogs: Chiropractic adjustments help restore proper motion to the joints. A healthy spine allows pets to run, walk, jump and rest comfortably.
How can you tell that your pet has a poor range of spinal movement?
- He/She may exhibit some of the following signs:
- Pain when being touched, pet or lifted
- Reluctance or difficulty when climbing stairs or jumping
- Difficulty when getting up after lying down
- Negative changes in attitude or behavior
- Altered sitting (“Puppy Sitting”)
- Changes in eating or eliminating
- Constantly licking or chewing paws
- Lameness or changes in gait
- Changes in performance
- Lying on one side
- Cats with spinal problems may exhibit some of the following signs:
- Obvious pain or discomfort (difficulty jumping, reluctance to climb stairs, cries when being picked up)
- Limping or toe dragging
- Difficulty getting up or lying down
- Refuses to play
- Loss of appetite
- Unexplained changes in weight
- Twitching, licking or head jerking when being pet or brushed
- Diarrhea or changes in litter contents, urinating outside the box
- Prolonged or repeated vomiting (though eliminating hairballs is normal, continual vomiting is often a sign of infection and can cause dehydration)
- Discharge from the eyes and/or nose (a common sign of upper respiratory infection)
- Finally, cats tend to hide if injured or ill. If your cat has suddenly gone into hiding, it’s generally a sign that something is amiss.