Chiropractic for Dogs


 
 
Please contact Dr. Hal directly to schedule an appointment for your animal.    Large animals (horses, cows, alpacas, llamas, goats are all treated at their location or event facility).The options are as follows for small animals.
Home visit 
Dr. Hal's office in Apple Valley
Southview Animal Hospital- Inver Grove Heights
St. Paul Pet Hospital in St. Paul
To contact Dr. Hal you may call him directly at 651-247-1769 or
email
drhal@animalchiropractic.tc

You do need to have a Veterinary Referral Form completed prior to the initial appointment. Click on the following "link" to download the "Veterinary Referral Form"
Your dog is an amazing athlete!  Whether competing in agility, a working dog, show dog, or it is simply just  "being a dog".  Unfortunately, repetitive stresses and acute injuries can cause the joints and muscles to become imbalanced.  Often times relatively innocent activities such as playing tug and jumping down from a vehicle can accumulate stresses and lead to an imbalance. 

This imbalance, particularly of the spinal column causes negative neurologic changes which may cause changes in coordination, flexibility, and strength ultimately affecting the performance ability of your dog.  

The following is a list of symptoms that may indicate an underlying neurologic imbalance and the need for chiropractic care.
1. Abnormal and varying posture when standing
2. Evasions such as extending head and neck or hollowing back
3. Wringing tail and pinning ears
4. Refusal or unwillingness over jumps
5. Refusal or resistance in performance such as lateral or collected movements
6. Development of unusual behavior patterns
7. Facial expression of apprehension or pain
8. Sensitivity
9. Stiffness, resistance to move
10.  Unusual or abnormal gait pattern
11. Muscle atrophy/shrinking
12.  Inability to lengthen top-line/ improper frame

The imbalance may cause problems in the nerves that supply other cells such as those of the skin, glands, and blood vessels. Some of the symptoms that result may be:
1. unusual body or tail rubbing
2. increased sensitivity to heat or cold
3. vomiting
4. incontinence
5. constipation
6. seizures
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