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Chiropractic FAQs

Our chiropractic experts are here to answer any questions you might have about getting chiropractic care for your household pets and horses. We recognize that many pet owners like to gather information before deciding on treatment options. If you can’t find the details you’re looking for here, please feel free to reach out to us.

Alternatively, you can also ask any questions you may have during your upcoming visit with your furry or equine companions. Your pets’ well-being is our top priority, and we’re here to assist you every step of the way.

Pets & Equine FAQs

With your first appointment, we request you book a consultation first and come 15 minutes early to fill out any required forms.

Signs to look out for in dogs and cats include things like arching their backs or crouching under themselves; sensitivity to handling or touching; hiding or trying to run away; avoiding stairs or jumping up or down from furniture. Fear or aggression towards people of other animals could also be a symptom of pain. Limping, without finding anything wrong in the leg. Please get your vet to put in a referral for your horse to Creative Healing. 

Horses can present similar to cats and dogs, but also behaviour changes such as inchiness, bucking; refusing fences, moving forward, difficulty in taking certain leads, or lead changes. 

Sprain/strain injuries of the neck, spine or hips; some disc related problems; facet joint problems of the spine, jaw problems; shoulder injuries are some conditions that may respond well to chiropractic care. 

Horses may develop problems in the back from ill fitting saddles, overuse or underuse as well as slips, falls or age. Even pregnancy and difficult delivery can result in back pain.

It depends on the problem. Age, severity of the problem, and health of the animal all can play a role. Anywhere from one visit to a series of visits over a period of time may be needed. Many pet owners choose to do regular maintenance care, especially as their furry friend is getting older.

The techniques used are typically done either with and instrument or gentle manual procedures, which are safe and seldom hurt. Occasionally some tissue tenderness or soreness can occur for a day or so after an adjustment.

Not all chiropractors have done the specialized education for animals, but still practice. Dr Easterling completed an 18 month veterinary chiropractic course in Oxford, England in 1994.