Veterinary Chiropractic

Veterinary Chiropractic in Davenport, IA

Similar to human chiropractors, our certified veterinary chiropractors in Davenport, Dr. Meredith Grady and Dr. Brittany Meyers, can perform chiropractic adjustments on dogs and cats to relieve pain and improve nervous system function. These adjustments are made to the spinal cord or joint, depending on what is affected.

When a pet’s joints are not functioning properly, it can influence other aspects of their health. Loss of mobility can lead to arthritis, obesity, and a cascade of other conditions. With short lever, high-velocity manual thrusts to specific areas of the joint or spine, we can improve your pet’s range of motion and in turn improve their overall health.

We will start by reviewing your pet’s health and medical history, and then Dr. Grady or Dr. Meyers will perform a thorough physical examination that includes assessing your pet’s gait, stance, and neurologic condition.

Could My Pet Benefit from Veterinary Chiropractic Care?

Animal Family Veterinary Care Center can provide chiropractic adjustment to dogs and cats. Virtually any pet can benefit from the effects of chiropractic care, since they might have a joint or neurological issue that has not yet been detected or diagnosed by a veterinarian.

If your pet has any of the following conditions, they could be improved with chiropractic care:

• Stiff joints
• Lameness
• Difficulty standing, lying down
• Decreased range of motion
• Decreased athletic performance
• Back pain
• Various other ailments

Dog Chiropractic

What are the Benefits of Veterinary Chiropractic Treatments?

The potential benefits for dogs and cats undergoing chiropractic adjustment include:

• Relief from back/joint pain
• Optimized neurologic function
• Improved function of other organs and organ systems
• Reduced need for long-term drug treatments
• Higher quality of life overall

How Safe is Chiropractic for Pets?

Dr. Meredith Grady and Dr. Brittany Meyers are certified to perform chiropractic adjustments on animals through the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA).

In addition to Dr. Grady's and Dr. Meyer’s qualifications, we require a full medical history for your pet, along with a preliminary examination to better understand their condition and needs. Once we have the information we need, we can proceed with treatment. Chiropractic care performed by a qualified animal chiropractor ensures that the procedure will be safe for your pet. There might be some minor discomfort during adjustment, but this discomfort dissipates quickly.

Is Treatment Expensive?

Generally speaking, chiropractic care is cost effective, because it can reduce debilitating symptoms in your pet and possibly prevent other health problems. A series of visits for treatment are usually required for the best results, and we can assess your pet for improvement. Targeted adjustments over time will vary in frequency depending on the condition and the severity of the condition. The goal is to maintain your pet’s mobility and comfort as much as possible, for as long as possible.