These integrative therapies can be applied to any pet of any age, to treat a large number of conditions or to keep the health status. They don't have secondary effects and therefore they are a great option when the result of their conventional treatment is disappointing or the use of drugs are contraindicated.
A veterinary chiropractor works by fully examining the patient, the history, gait analysis and mobility. They are trained to recognise and treat subluxations within the body. Treating these subluxations restores the function of the problem area. Indications for chiropractic care include problems involving the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system.
Recognising Problems in the Dog:
Reluctance to move.
Disability to climb stairs and jump up.
Signs of pain when performing certain movements or being picked up.
Disobedience/avoidance when jumping.
Altered sitting position or lying on one side only.
Uneven muscle tone.
Acupuncture is often sought as a pain relief for muscle or joints problems, but it can also be used for many other problems, such as:
Musculoskeletal problems such as: back pain (spondylitis/spondylosis), disc disease, cruciate ligaments, tendonitis, arthritis, joint inflammation, hip dysplasia, muscular or ligament damage.
Neurological problems: paralysis or paresis, wobbler syndrome, epilepsy.
Muscle loss: very evident after a long period of rest or after immobilisation of any limb.
Paralysis or paresis: nothing is more heart-breaking than a paralyzed pet, but don’t give up hope, because acupuncture and especially EA can help restore nerve and muscle function. It is particularly effective in acute cases, where EA might be repeated daily to exert strong stimulation to the nervous system until the condition improves (usually matter of days) and then the frequency of the treatment will be at wider intervals.