Assessing how long an injury or condition may take to heal is very individualized and may depend on many factors. Some of these may include: the length of time since the injury occurred, the severity of the injury, the age of the animal, the type of treatment received in the past, the type of animal and the regular daily activities of the animal.
Animals tend to respond fairly quickly to treatments and just a few adjustments may be required to correct small problems, with regular maintenance/seasonal visits to help prevent problems from recurring. Working animals or animals that may participate in competitive events such as race horses, equestrian horses, and agility, course or fly ball dogs may require adjustments on an ongoing basis since they are being asked to perform at peak levels every time they compete. Like human athletes, animals also require optimum structure and function to compete at a high level. Even the weekend warrior can benefit from regular chiropractic care. Not only can it give the serious athlete the competitive advantage, but it can help all animal athletes minimize the injury factor. The better the structure and function of the animal, the better the performance and less likelihood of injury.
A visit may last anywhere from fifteen minutes for a follow-up visit for a small animal to forty minutes which may be required for an initial examination of a horse. The first visit always takes longer and involves a thorough case history, physical examination (including palpation and gait analysis), adjustment and follow-up instructions.
If you have any questions regarding Animal Chiropractic and how your beloved pet can benefit from chiropractic care, please contact Dr. Jessalynn Frederick at 519-472-8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be more than willing to address your questions.
You can download and fill out the initial visit form for your animal here (Animal New Patient Form) to save some time at the first visit.
Disclaimer: Dr. Frederick is a doctor of Chiropractic, licensed in the care of humans. She has attended several hundred hours of education specific to animal chiropractic at the Veterinary Chiropractic Learning Center in Brantford Ontario. This program is approved by American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, The College of Animal Chiropractors and the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Dr. Frederick is not a veterinarian and cannot take responsibility for the primary care of your animal. Animal Chiropractic care is to be used in conjunction with regular veterinarian care.