How do you adjust a dog? With care and specificity of course!
From a human to a dog, there are some obvious differences in how I adjust as a chiropractor.
Other than having to bribe dogs with treats, the obvious difference is that a dog’s anatomy is quite different from a human’s anatomy. If I were to apply the same adjustments to a dog that I do to a human they would not be effective as the joints are angled and aligned differently.
The other major difference is the amount of force that I apply when doing animal chiropractic.
Even a large breed dog’s vertebrae are smaller than an adult human, and if you see a toy breed, their legs and shoulders resemble chicken bones rather than dog bones.
When all is said and done, there are some major differences when a chiropractor adjusts a dog vs. a human, but the principles of a chiropractic adjustment remain the same. Align the spine and let the nervous system work optimally.