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Chiropractic & Acupuncture

Your Local, Family-Owned, Independent Vet Practice

We are proud to offer chiropractic therapy and acupuncture in conjunction with our regular veterinary services. Cheryl received her animal chiropractic certification at the International Academy of Veterinary Chiropractic and her acupuncture certification at the Chi Institute. She will tailor your pet’s treatment after a comprehensive physical exam, history, and assessment of your pet’s neurological and musculoskeletal systems. When appropriate, these two complementary services will be combined together. Cheryl’s acupuncture certification covers both dry needling as well as electro-acupuncture, where gentle currents of electricity are connected to some of the needles. Electro-acupuncture is not painful and can help increase the efficacy of the treatment.

Because chiropractic and acupuncture therapies do not involve medications that need to be metabolised by the body, they can safely be performed on almost all pets, even those with liver and kidney disease and side effects are rare – the most common being some tiredness after their treatment.

Benefits of Acupuncture:

  • Acupuncture can be used in conjunction with other therapies to treat a variety of medical conditions, including: Nausea, decreased appetite, and other gastrointestinal problems caused by metabolic diseases and cancers
  • Pain and inflammation due to degenerative joint disease, traumatic injuries, or intervertebral disc disease
  • Skin conditions
  • Respiratory problems associated with feline asthma

Pets that undergo acupuncture may experience:

  • Decreased inflammation
  • Improved circulation
  • Pain relief due to a release of hormones
  • Relief of muscle spasms
  • Nerve stimulation

Benefits of Chiropractic Therapy:

Chiropractic therapy is a field of health care that focuses on the health of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. Nerves control everything that happens in your animals, and anything affecting the nervous system will resonate throughout the entire body.

The goal of an animal chiropractor is to restore function and mobility to compromised spinal vertebrae in an effort to re-establish neurologic communication. This allows the body to perform at its optimum potential. Animal chiropractors use their hands to identify areas of restriction and apply a precise thrust on the immobile vertebrae in an effort to restore motion and remove nerve interference. When nerves efficiently communicate with all the structures in your animals’ bodies, healing and recovery results.

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