If you swear by your chiropractor, you might want your pet to benefit, too. But before scheduling the appointment, stop to take this in.
Chiropractors adjust the backbone, joints or even the skull by using their hands or equipment to realign bones. However, although skilled chiropractors spend years training on and treating people, anatomy is a lot different in pets. One wrong move during an adjustment on a pet can have devastating consequences.
But if you’re still intent on getting chiropractic care for your pet, there are some safe options. First, check the website for the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, which certifies doctors after post-graduate chiropractic training in animals. Also, in some states, a chiropractor for people can work on pets under veterinary supervision.