Understanding Animal Chiropractic

Animal chiropractic is a highly specialized branch of medicine. In order to practice animal chiropractic, a doctor must first complete a doctoral program and obtain licensure in chiropractic or veterinary medicine. Then, he or she must also complete an additional postdoctoral training program and pass a national board exam to obtain licensure through both the chiropractic and veterinary board.

What Is Animal Chiropractic?

This branch of physical medicine works on animals in the same way that it works on humans. Chiropractors understand the intricacies of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems, which have significant effects on the body as a whole. If the biomechanics of the spine are dysfunctional, the nerves are affected. This can lead to problems throughout the body, including stiffness, muscle tension, loss of mobility, pain, and organ dysfunction. Animal chiropractors can manually manipulate the joints so that they become aligned properly. This allows the body to heal itself and it allows for optimum movement.

Could My Pet Benefit?

Almost certainly, your pet can benefit from receiving care from a qualified animal chiropractor. An animal chiropractor can treat a wide range of non-human companions, including common pets such as cats and dogs. Some animal chiropractors have even treated wildlife such as owls and raccoons. Animal chiropractic is appropriate for both preventive care and therapeutic intervention. That is, even if your pet does not appear to have an injury, he or she could feel better and enjoy improved quality of life by visiting a chiropractor regularly. If your pet does sustain an injury, you should first take him or her to a veterinarian for an evaluation. Along with following your veterinarian’s treatment protocols, you can schedule chiropractic appointments to help your pet recover faster.

Agape Health & Fitness is pleased to provide animal chiropractic near Las Vegas. Dr. Bradshaw is one of just a few providers throughout Nevada who has the advanced qualifications necessary to treat patients of the four-footed kind. To schedule an appointment for your furry friend with our animal chiropractor, give us a call at (702) 410-5354.

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