Chiropractic Care for Animals

It’s not only we humans who require relief from discomfort or a helping hand with health every now and then – animals can benefit from chiropractic care too.

Typical signs to be aware of in horses may include:

  • Cold backed
  • Stiffness or evasions to certain movements
  • Disobedience when jumping
  • Changes in behaviour
  • Reduced performance
  • Difficulty collecting
  • Difficulty in transitions
  • Strange hair or sweat patterns
  • Tail carriage predominantly one sided
  • Abnormal posture

Typical signs to be aware of in dogs may include:

  • Reluctance to move
  • Abnormal posture
  • Disability to climb stairs or jump onto raised areas
  • Limited performance
  • Signs of pain when performing certain movements or being lifted
  • The animal only lies on one side
  • Altered sitting position (so-called “puppy sitting”)
  • Changes in behavior, frightened or painful facial expression
  • Sensitivity to touch

If you think your pet might benefit from chiropractic treatment, give Gemma a call on

07967 309270 for some friendly advice.

Remember: All registered chiropractors have to by law consult or have permission from your vet to treat your animal.

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Gemma did her post graduate training on animals with the International Academy of Veterinary Chiropractic, is a member of the IVCA and BVCA and is on the Register of Animal Manipulative Practitioners (RAMP).