Determining where the root problem in a dog can be difficult. They can’t explain to you what they are feeling and they don’t have fingers to point where it specifically hurts.
When I see injured dogs as an animal chiropractor, I am usually presented with a dog that has very common symptoms like limping or change in activity levels, but it usually comes with no diagnosis of what is happening… and I totally get why.
First off the principle of chiropractic care is the same for both. A human and a dog both have a spine and nervous system. The function of their spine directly affects the function of their nervous system. The nervous system is in control of muscles, organs and sensory function. In everyday life problems with this can show up in performance, mobility, or daily routine.
“Sit up straight” You’ve been told this when we were young and you have probably said it to your kids. Your ear, shoulder and hip should be one vertical line. While inside your neck should have a nice smooth “C” curve to it of about forty degrees.
Your eyes let you see the world around you but your body also has eyes that let you see the world within. Find out how these receptors function and how your body may benefit from seeing a chiropractor.