Chiropractische zorg voor honden/kleine dieren

Wat is veterinaire chiropractie?


Veterinaire chiropractie is de wetenschap, kunst en filosofie die zich bezighoudt met een goede gezondheid door middel van herstel en onderhoud van een goed functionerend neuromusculoskeletaal systeem, zonder het gebruik van medicijnen of chirurgie.

Chiropractische zorg is een manuele therapie, die voor veel gezondheids- en prestatieproblemen kan worden gebruikt. Het richt zich op de biomechanische disfunctie van de wervelkolom en het effect ervan op het gehele zenuwstelsel door het hele lichaam.

Veterinaire chiropractische behandeling vervangt de traditionele diergeneeskunde niet; het kan echter aanvullende diagnose- en behandelingsopties bieden voor spinale problemen en biomechanisch gerelateerde musculoskeletale aandoeningen. Veterinaire chiropractie kan vaak de bron van acute of chronische pijnsyndromen elimineren.

Uw eigen waarnemingen bij uw hond

Overweeg de recente prestaties en het gedrag van uw hond:

  • Has your dog’s behaviour or performance changed recently?
  • Does unusual or fluctuating lameness exist?
  • Is the dog reluctant to move?
  • Has the handler or trainer noticed changes in motivation of the dog?
  • Does the dog drag its feet or are the nails worn down on one side?

Subluxations in the spine can affect muscle coordination and mobility of the dog, thereby causing decreased performance. The following symptoms may occur:

  • Unlevelled gait rhythm
  • Irregularity of gait which cannot be assigned to a particular leg or gait
  • Stiffness after sleeping
  • Stiffness when bending and in its general posture
  • Muscular atrophy
  • Lick granuloma
  • Sciatica neuralgia
  • Undefined lameness. This can be caused by VSCs in the joints of limbs or the spine.
  • Shortened stride in one or more legs
  • Overall decreased range of motion in gait
  • Recurrent anal gland infections
  • Recurrent ear infections
  • This can be exacerbated by VSCs in the lumbar vertebrae.
  • Hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity
  • The back does not swing

Symptoms which may cause pain due to a subluxation:

  • 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
  • Disobedience when jumping
  • Altered sitting position (so-called “puppy sitting”)
  • Changes in behavior
  • Frightened or painful facial expression
  • Sensitivity to touch

How many treatments will my dog require?

This question must be answered on an individual basis for each patient. In most cases, a single treatment is not enough to eliminate the problem.

Joint stability and alignment are affected depending on posture/age/activities and over all conditioning. Chronic problems usually take longer to resolve requiring more chiropractic treatment, whereas animals with acute problems often respond more quickly. Veterinary Chiropractic is not a quick fix, but a management plan to ensure that the joints/vertebra do not revert back to their previously misaligned state.

Services rendered:

Your dog will be assessed with an initial consultation, which consists of an intake, chiropractic examination and adjustment.

The follow-up appointment should occur within 10-14 days. This will give me a better idea of how well your animal holds their adjustments, how effective the treatment was for them, and the best recommendation for care.

Care packages: Maintenance/Supportive/Performance

Most care plans start with more frequent visits and move towards less frequent visits as the animal is able to hold its alignment better.

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