Since chiropractic practice is still considered as an alternative treatment, not all are familiar that some conditions can be treated and cured by a chiropractor. You might have questions regarding a visit to a dog chiropractor such as is it necessary for your chiropractor to be in contact with your veterinarian? Is the treatment covered by pet insurance companies? Is one adjustment session enough? And is the effect immediate?
Read below to answer the questions that you might have regarding chiropractic care and for you to be convinced that this alternative treatment might be what the veterinarian ordered in combination with conventional veterinary methods for your furry friend.
The Chiropractor Would Still Consult With Your Veterinarian
When you visit a chiropractor, they would still need to talk to your veterinarian about your dog’s medical history if they had surgeries in the past or what medications they might have taken before the visit. All the relevant information is important for it might affect the treatment. The chiropractor might require your dog as well to undergo x-ray examinations to see any underlying health issues. Whatever detail you remember that your veterinarian might have forgotten to inform the chiropractor, you should tell them. An open communication with your dog’s healthcare professional is important to make sure that the treatment would be as effective as possible.
The Chiropractic Care Is Covered By Insurance
It might be hard to believe (but also applicable only as it seems) that chiropractic care is covered by pet insurance companies. Chiropractic care is not the only alternative treatment that is included in the insurance. Acupuncture and massages also! If you have already purchased a pet insurance, double check if alternative treatments are included. And if you have not bought insurance for your pet yet, consider getting one that includes a chiro for your furry friend. This should not be a hard decision for you to make, anything that would keep your pet healthy and pain-free.
You Might Be Required To Come Back For Other Adjustment Sessions
When you come and visit a chiropractor, don’t expect that one session is enough. Your dog might be required to come back for a series of adjustment sessions. But, don’t worry for they are not experiencing any pain, only a slight discomfort at the most. You might even notice how much they are enjoying it because they are relieved of the pain they are experiencing and are even reveling on the attention that the chiropractor is giving them.
The Effect Is Almost Immediate
The result of chiropractic care is almost immediate. Pets who have undergone this often shows signs of improvement after minutes of treatment. The pain is lessened and motion and movement improved. Chiropractic care does not mean that surgery is not required anymore. Usually, chiropractic care is required to correct other problems caused by the injury.
If your pet is your constant companion for your strenuous activities or they are service animals, ensuring they are receiving proper chiropractic care is necessary for their flexibility to avoid any injuries while doing any activity.