What? Never Heard of animal Chiropractic? Animal Chiropractic is becoming more and more popular around the world. Chiropractic care for you dog and cat can greatly enhance their performance, longevity, and attitude. Chiropractic adjustments over the course of your animals life will help them to live a healthier happier life. Animals that get adjusted throughout their lives do not have many of the problems that comes with ageing in their non-chiropractic counterparts. Although there are things to look for in your dog to see if they should be examined it is better to have your dog adjusted occasionally to ensure that they are as healthy as they can be. Many conditions occur in animals because owners wait until they see a problem before they do anything. However, most conditions have been developing in the animal for a while and are not symptomatic enough for the owner to pick up on. A qualified and trained certified animal Chiropractor should be consulted to see if there is underlying neurological or biomechanical concern with your small animal. To ensure the safety of your animal be sure that the chiropractor working on your animal is a Certified Animal Chiropractor (CAC) and has been certified by a qualified organization.
Promoting Healing for Our Four Legged Friends
When we think of Chiropractic we often think of healing from within or opening up our bodies to a greater potential for health but it is not often that we think of it as something to benefit our animals. Animals are deeply impacted and tremendously benefited by Chiropractic work. Every animal in your life from good ol’ Fido to your working horse can greatly gain from chiropractic care. We as owners, riders, and trainers ask our animals both working and play to do amazing things for us. Whether it be racing around barrels, running after a Frisbee, or jumping over hurdles in the performance arena, our animals show great courage and trust in whatever their job. Chiropractic care is one great way to keep them at the top of their game.
In Chiropractic we talk about life force energy that sustains us, nourishes us, and allows us to continue evolving into our greatest potential. This life force energy flows through the brain and down the spinal cord to bring life and healing to all parts of the body. It is when this energy gets blocked that we experience breakdown in the body and mind. We may feel mentally sluggish, develop a discomfort or dis-ease in our body when this energy is not flowing correctly. The same is true for our animals.
Animals respond remarkably well with Chiropractic. In my experience, animals will have a faster response than humans with the adjustment process. I have always said that if you are skeptical of the healing benefits through Chiropractic then watch an animal get adjusted. You will be amazed at the immediate reactions and the long term benefits animals have to the adjustment.
Many animals accumulate repetitive stress which can lead to injuries and complications down the road; some physical, some dietary, and all neurological. When we take a closer look at body function we note there is nothing that the nervous system is not intimately connected with. Everything from the thoughts we think to the food we eat, our nervous system constantly is adapting and communicating with the body. Chiropractic increases the performance of the animal by allowing a freedom of structure and energy which promotes improved biomechanics, greater health, mental acuity, and a growing awareness due to a greater life force flow.
Chiropractic promotes preventative care for you animal to keep them healthy and fully functioning throughout their lifetime. As an integral part of the holistic trend in animal health care, Chiropractic is leading the way. A holistic philosophy stresses the integration of all the external and internal influences on the organism in the study of health and disease. Holistic and vitalistic art forms are designed to intervene at the appropriate level and to work with, not against, the inborn intelligence of the organism.
Chiropractic offers tremendous potential in animal health care. It belongs in the health care spectrum along with veterinary medicine, surgery, acupuncture, homeopathy and other modalities. Chiropractic care does not pretend to encompass the entire study of health and dis-ease, but it does offer alternative explanations for biomechanical, neurological, and behavioral issues. The foundations of chiropractic philosophy are based on the intimate relationship of the spinal column to the nervous system, as well as the role of the spinal column in biomechanics and movement.
When looking for an animal chiropractor it is important to seek out a licensed chiropractor or veterinarian that is certified in animal chiropractic. The quadruped significantly differs from the human spine. There are many more vertebra to work with and the articulations and joints of the animal spine differ significantly, not only in four legged animals, but in varying species. It is important to work with a qualified Chiropractor or Vet so that certain medical conditions are not missed and appropriate care can be administered.
All animals can benefit through Chiropractic, from puppies to those well advanced in years. Over the course of their life the animal is healthier, happier, and has a greater sense of wellbeing. Get your animals checked today!