We know that Union Lake Veterinary Hospital is your go-to for the best, most up-to-date options in your pet’s care. Whether it be our cutting-edge surgical techniques, our expertise in Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, or our rehabilitation services, we are always looking to expand our horizons and bring the best to your animal family. That is why we are pleased to announce that our very own Dr. Liba is now certified in veterinary chiropractic medicine.
How is pet chiropractic care relevant to you, you might ask? Well, look no further for the answers.
What is Pet Chiropractic Care?
You have probably visited, or know someone who has visited, a chiropractor. But a chiropractor for pets? Before you decide that it’s not for you, take a moment to learn what is involved in pet chiropractic care.
Chiropractic veterinary medicine focuses on the relationships and health of the nervous and musculoskeletal system in the body. Certainly injuries or illness can alter the interplay of these parts of the body, but so can daily activity. When these tissues aren’t interacting properly, inflammation, pain, and the overall well being of the pet can be impacted.
Pet chiropractic care focuses on restoring normal function and mobility to the nerves, bones, and muscles of the body. It takes skilled hands and a lot of knowledge to be able to recognize and properly correct these problems, especially since our pet patients can’t tell us what the problem is. This makes it extremely important to be sure that any chiropractic care that your pet receives is from a professionally-trained and properly certified veterinary professional.
A thorough chiropractic examination for a pet includes a detailed history and evaluation, including neurological function, palpation, and gait analysis of the patient. Adjustments are made by hand to individual joints using skilled techniques.
Can Your Pet Benefit?
You may be wondering how chiropractic care might benefit your pet. Pet chiropractic care has a wide variety of applications, and is best used in conjunction with other therapies to treat the whole animal. Pets who can benefit from this type of therapy include those with:
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Muscle spasms
- Neurological problems
- Internal medicine problems including bowel and bladder issues
- Chronic health issues
- Post-surgical recovery needs
Animal athletes and senior pets also benefit from chiropractic care, even when problems aren’t apparent, in order to help sustain their function.
Pet chiropractic care can be a very valuable part of helping animals with a variety of needs and problems, and we are excited to be able to offer this service to our clients. If you have questions about animal chiropractics, or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Liba to see how your pet might benefit, please give us a call so we can get started helping your furry friend.