Can an Animal Chiropractor help my pet?

laydownMinnesota’s animal chiropractors see weakness, pain and dysfunction relieved everyday through chiropractic interventions. Animals with chiropractic conditions frequently respond dramatically to adjustments provided by a qualified doctor. Animals want to feel better, and when they do, it shows!

If you are wondering if your companion may have an issue that could be addressed by an animal Chiropractor, use the directories above to find a qualified doctor in your area. Contact them to discuss your animal’s specific case. You can then decide together if chiropractic care is reasonable or if a veterinary intervention is advised first.

According to the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, chiropractic care is appropriate in the treatment of..

  • Neck, back, leg and tail pain
  • Muscle spasms, nerve problems
  • Disc problems, joint problems
  • limping
  • Injuries from slips, falls and accidents
  • Event or sports injuries
  • Jaw or TMJ problems
  • difficulty chewing
  • Post-surgical care
  • Bowel, bladder, or internal medicine disorders
  • Maintenance of joint and spinal health

In Minnesota, a chiropractor must obtain a referral from your veterinarian before providing care to your pet the first time. This process can be handled by the animal chiropractor after you have had your initial conversation with them. If your veterinarian has seen your animal within a reasonable amount of time prior to the referral request, the process generally goes quickly and smoothly.