Animal Chiropractor for Dogs

What is chiropractic for dogs?
Chiropractic is a profession that focuses on optimizing communication throughout the nervous system and normalizing biomechanics. In physically active dogs, cats & horses, vertebrae can shift or become fixated.  This is called a “subluxation.” When a subluxation occurs, the body’s energy communication system is disrupted. At Boulder Sol Chiropractic, we help dogs, cats, horses & people bring freedom to their bodies and improve the health of their nervous system through chiropractic adjustments.
How do subluxations happen to dogs?
Dogs are subject to daily stresses.  The competition dog can sustain subluxations from repetitive use or micro-traumas while training and competing.  The friendly companion dog can sustain subluxations from rough play at the dog park, hiking, or strenuous exertions like chasing squirrels or retrieving a ball.  Injury and trauma are the most common cause of these spinal distortions.  Injuries have an accumulative affect in the spine, which can create symptoms over time.

How do I know if my dog needs chiropractic?
If your dog has one or more of the following symptoms, it’s possible that chiropractic could help.

  • Abnormal posture: standing in a tucked-up or spread-out posture; placing one      limb abnormally.
  • Discomfort when rising from rest.  Slow to “warm up” in the morning.
  • Stiffness and/or inability to move neck in one direction.
  • Development of unusual behavior.
  • Whining or whimpering.
  • Facial expression of apprehension or pain.
  • Sensitivity to touch: uncomfortable to a brush or petting.
  • Bad attitude: aggression or biting.
  • Lack of coordination.
  • Muscle atrophy:  loss of muscle mass over the pelvis or in upper portions of the limb.
  • Inability to do “Up Dog” and “Down Dog” stretch
  • Head tilt to one side.
  • Foot drag.

What kind of dogs need chiropractic?

  • Competition Dogs (Agility, Show, Fly ball)
  • Older Dogs that are slowing down
  • Injured Dogs
  • Dogs that no one else has been able to help
  • Boulder Dogs that hike, ski, and play frisbee
  • Dogs that are interested in general wellness

How will I know if chiropractic has helped my dog?
Dogs respond more quickly to chiropractic than humans, and you’ll notice dramatic results within one or two adjustments.

Will my dog have to see you 3 times a week forever? And how long does this take?
No, you won’t need to see us 3 times a week. How many times and how often an animal needs an adjustment will vary. The average visit takes between 10 and 15 minutes.

Does it cost one million dollars?
Chiropractic adjustments typically cost less than a bag of dog food. Because we truly love dogs, our goal is to make our services affordable to every pet owner. This will likely be your smallest animal care expense!