As you may know, one of the services we are proud to offer here at Southlake Animal Hospital is chiropractic treatments. Chiropractic treatments have been used for people for quite some time, but they are relatively new to the veterinary world. However, more and more people are becoming aware of this wonderful treatment and the benefits it offers both us and our animal companions. Chiropractic treatments can make a drastic difference to our furry friends! That’s why we’re offering a special introductory rate of $50 per session. Read on as a local Crown Point, IN vet discusses chiropractic for pets.
In humans, chiropractic is performed by a Doctor of Chiropractic. The official term in the veterinary world is Veterinary Medical Manipulation, or VMM. In both cases, the practice is centered around manipulating and adjusting the spine in specific ways. This is typically done to relieve tension that restricts nerve function around the spine.
VMM offers some wonderful benefits. The treatment is both safe and painless, and does not require medication. It can be used along with other treatments, and can be repeated as needed. Of course, the real benefit is that it helps our furry friends. Many people report seeing clear improvements in their pets after sessions. Benefits of VMM include increased mobility, reduction in pain and muscle tension, better organ function, and an improvement in gastrointestinal and reproductive health.
How VMM Helps
VMM is often used to help older pets that are suffering from musculoskeletal problems, such as hip dysplasia and arthritis. However, it can also be used to treat many other issues, such as lameness; back pain; intervertebral disc disease; muscle tension; pain; weakness; and/or stiffness. Ask your vet for more information.
Signs That Your Pet Could Use VMM
Pets can’t tell us if something is wrong, so you’ll need to keep an eye out for symptoms. An unusual gait is one thing to look for. Other signs include abnormal posture, reduced energy, leaning to one side when sitting, lack of interest in play, and/or a reluctance to move. Your pet may not want to jump or climb stairs, and may have difficulty bending or getting up or down. They may also show signs of pain when being handled or groomed. Digestive issues, such as incontinence, can also be a red flag. Contact your vet right away if you notice any of these warning signs, or anything else out of the ordinary.
Could your pet benefit from VMM? Here’s your chance to find out! Call us, your Crown Point, IN vet clinic, today!