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Acupuncture & Chiropractic Veterinary Care is for animals of all sizes! Dogs, cats, and horses are common pets that can benefit from acupuncture & chiropractic veterinary care.

Acupuncture & Chiropractic Veterinary Care is a holistic approach to health and performance problems in animals. It is the relationship between structure (the spine) and function (the nervous system). Exam and treatment is based upon the a chiropractic exam and a Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medical (TCVM) exam, which look at movement, symmetry, clinical signs and the constitution of your pet. The goal of Acupuncture & Chiropractic Veterinary Care is to restore normal function to the spine which should restore normal function to the nervous system and balance to the body.

Vertebral subluxation complexes (VSC’s) are when the joint between two bones is immobile. Things that could cause VSC’s is every day living, micro trauma, age and conformational traits, confinement, diet, exercise, shoeing (horses), and equipment. We identify vertebral subluxation complexes by pain, asymmetry, range of motion, tissue, tone, texture, temperature, and special tests.

Most animals need adjustments at some point in their life. The amount of care depends on the animal’s condition. Some may need weekly treatments initially while others can go for 6 to 12 months until their next visit. Routine adjustments performed on healthy pets could prevent future pain, problems, and expenses.

Acupuncture and Chiropractic Veterinary Care are not a replacement for traditional veterinary care, a cure all for illnesses, cracking bones, or fixing something that is “out of place.” It is an alternative therapy that is geared to help the body heal itself. The goal is to integrate Western and Chinese medicine to improve the quality of life for the patient.

Dr. Christopher Payton graduated from Options for Animals Chiropractic School and is Certified Nationally and Internationally in Chiropractic Medicine for Large & Small Animals. Dr. Payton attended the Chi Institute for Large & Small Animal acupuncture certification.

Improve the quality of their life. Call (574) 234-3098 to set up a veterinary acupuncture & chiropractic care consultation for your pet!

Signs that Your Pet Could Benefit from Chiropractic Care

  • Allergies
  • Pain
  • Not eating
  • Walks with a hunched back
  • Struggles to get up
  • Has diarrhea
  • Has arthritis
  • Has a slipped disk
  • Lameness
  • Abnormal posture
  • Vocalizing pain
  • Sensitive to touch
  • Metabolic diseases

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