There isn’t a whole lot that people won’t do for their pets. When it comes down to medical problems, pet owners can pay up to thousands of dollars each year on accidents or normal health ailments for their pets. Did you know that along with the normal veterinarian services, there are vets that work in the alternative medicine field. Although we don’t offer services for dogs here at our office, our massage therapists all agree that there are plenty of techniques that can aid in relieving dogs or other animals pain or giving them a higher quality of life.
Many dog breeds are susceptible to health problems as they age, including arthritis, hip dysplasia, and chronic illness. Just like in humans, these ailments can be treated with alternative methods like massage therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic care. Chiropractic care in animals is very similar to humans. Animals can suffer from subluxations that are causing misalignment in their spine and joints. Using chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy can actually reduce the need for surgery, especially if the animal is suffering from joint pain. One of the most common animals to receive treatment are horses. Because of their size, carrying the weight of a rider, and possible long training hours for rodeo and other activities, horses are highly likely to suffer from stiff joints or injuries.
Chiropractic care and massage therapy are both completely safe for your animal when being administered by a healthcare professional. Many dogs and cats are put on heavy medications to help pain that can cause them to be lethargic, drowsy and not themselves. By using alternative methods you are taking a much more holistic approach to getting your animal to its optimum health. Here at Oahu Spine & Rehab in Kailua we don’t offer services for pets in our office, but we totally support these methods to be used on animals everywhere. Whether it’s a massage for your dog that has tight muscles, or chiropractic care for a bad hip, your animals will be happy you gave it a try.
Here are a couple of options on Oahu:
Not your pet suffering from pain? Give us a call if you or someone you know could benefit from our services here at OSR in Kailua at 488-5555!