As your dog ages, he or she will become a bit slower and can suffer from many of the same things that humans do as they grow older. At Active Life Chiropractic in Round Rock, TX, we realize that you want the best care possible for your pet and we offer complete animal chiropractic care for performance dogs, active pets and geriatric dogs.
What Conditions Do Older Dogs Develop as They Age?
One of the most common musculoskeletal issues in dogs is arthritis. This condition does not just suddenly appear – it starts slowly, and if left untreated, can be debilitating to your beloved dog. Hip dysphasia and spondylosis are both degenerative joint diseases that are common in dogs. It is possible to use manual techniques to ease the joints back into place so your pet gets relief from the pain associated with these conditions. Other issues your dog may suffer from including musculoskeletal weakness, acute neck pain, cervical instability, and intervertebral disk disease. A chiropractor for dogs can assist all of these conditions.
What Are the Benefits of Animal Chiropractors?
Your pets will often try to hide their pain. If your pet has become lethargic and does not seem to enjoy activities they once loved, they may benefit from holistic pet care. The most notable benefit of senior dog care is that the effects are very often instantly apparent. Immediately following an adjustment in many cases, a pet will experience pain relief and an improved range of motion. Often, a pet’s gait will improve, and their energy level will increase.
Dogs may also benefit from chiropractic care after following surgery or a soft tissue injury. Many times, your pet will try to compensate or even overcompensate to favor the injury while he is healing. An animal chiropractor can improve your dog’s range of motion and enhance the natural healing process of your dog’s body.
What About Younger Dogs?
Active young dogs, especially sporting dogs, also benefit from holistic pet care. Chiropractic adjustments can keep your young dog strong and mobile and enhance athletic performance and recovery while also decreasing his or her chances of developing a musculoskeletal issue in the future.
Canine Chiropractor in Round Rock, TX
You can trust our Dr. Marinakis at Active Life Chiropractic for all of animal chiropractic care care needs. Dr. Angelo has years of experience providing pet owners in Round Rock, TX, and the surrounding areas with animal chiropractic are. For more information on animal chiropractic care for your dog or to schedule an appointment, call us at (512) 520-7607.