Animal Chiropractic care is an all natural, alternative approach to improving the health and well being of your pet. Chiropractic care is based on the science that proper motion of the spinal joints reduces physical stress and pressure to the surrounding nerves, muscles and bones. Just like with humans, chiropractic adjustments in animals is designed to restore motion and function to vertebrae and joints. Many pet owners are using this holistic method on their horses, dogs and cats and seeing very positive results.
One of the most common questions pet owners have about chiropractic care in animals is how to tell if this is a treatment that will be beneficial to their pet. The simplest way to answer this question is to monitor your pet after their first adjustment. If your pet is moving more freely and seems more comfortable, then this is a form of treatment you may want to continue with. Normally, if you are going to see results with chiropractic care in animals, you should notice changes within the first day or two.
There are several animal chiropractors in the Houston area. A few that came highly recommended are listed below. If anyone has experiences with any other clinics, please send me an email and let me know. I will be sure to include them in a future article.
The Canine Health Institute
3800 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027
Alternative Health and Wellness Center - (This is a clinic that serves both people, and animals)
Dr. Jacqueline Doval
Houston, TX 77006
Veterinary Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Clinic
4604 Fuqua St
Houston, TX 77048
Please note that along with firm believers in the practice, animal chiropractic care does have skeptics that believe this treatment is controversial and unnecessary.
It is important to do your own research on the subject to determine if this is the right course of treatment for your pet. For more information on animal chiropractic care and the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association you can visit http://www.AnimalChiropractic.org