About a year and a half ago Gracie injured her shoulder chasing squirrels in our yard. Since she was not getting better with rest and pain medicine, we decided to look into animal chiropractic care. It was recommended that we contact Dr. Debra Tranberg, and soon we were on the road to recovery. Dr. Tranberg has worked wonders with Gracie and continues to maintain her overall good health. Not only did Gracie’s injury heal properly, she now has more energy and an extra “spring” in her step!
Recently, we reached out to Dr. Tranberg to see if she wanted to educate more pet owners about the importance of animal chiropractic care. Below is Dr. Tranberg’s first article talking about the warning signs an animal may be showing us. Let’s give a warm welcome to Dr. Tranberg!
Is your animal in good health? How do you know? Most would answer “because they have no symptoms.” Is that correct?
When do you want your dentist to find you have a cavity? After you have the pain or before? The day you feel the pain is that the day the cavity started? All disease starts without symptoms. If you want optimal health potential for your animal consider periodic check ups. Your vet will recommend the proper wellness schedule for your pet.
Along with regular veterinary care, chiropractic check ups should be included. Chiropractic care can add years to your animals life and life to their years. As with vet care the only way to know for sure if your pet needs an animal chiropractor is to have them checked. Four legs enable animals to hide things from us for extended periods of time. When you finally see the problem (limp, pain, inability to jump up) whatever it is has been going on for a while. As in the dental analogy, when do you want the cavity found? Which is easier to fix?
Some Common warning signs that your pet is in need of chiropractic care are:
- Head tilt
- Uneven pelvis or hips
- Difficulty going up or down the stairs
- Neck pain from collar or choke chain pulls
- Disc problems
- Jumping problems or shortening of stride
- Apprehension to perform common skills
- Uneven top line, hunching or dipping
- Decrease in level of performance, laziness
- Loss of wind capacity
- Head carriage or fighting
- Behavioral changes (refusals, bucking, head shy, cinchy)
- Injuries resulting from falls, training
Keep in mind, chiropractic does not replace traditional veterinary medicine but works very well with it.
Have you tried animal chiropractic care for your dog?
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About the Author: Dr. Debra Tranberg is the owner at Tranberg Animal Chiropractic & Health Solutions providing chiropractic care to animals of all types and sizes. Appointments are scheduled by appointment only Monday through Saturday.