Don't let spinal fixation go unnoticed by your furry friends! Symptoms may include pain, spasm, sensitivity to touch, lameness, gait abnormalities, and postural compromise. At Florida Well-Adjusted Animals, we specialize in locating and correcting subluxations to restore function and mobility to the compromised vertebrae. Call us at 561-788-1448 to schedule an appointment today! #SpinalFixation #AnimalWellness #PetHealth #FloridaWellAdjustedAnimals #AnimalCare #PetLovers
Once your animal has recovered from joint issues, you will want to keep her well. How often your dog or horse needs a chiropractor is dependent on the age, past health issues and activity level.
Chiropractic adjustments when there is pain is more frequent, usually 1 per week. Once the pain and issues have resolved your animal has the opportunity to really see the benefits of wellness chiropractic care. Wellness care is not treating lameness or pain issues but rather improving and be proactive in preventing future issues such as degenerative arthritis and a myriad of health and performance problems.
If your horse or dog is involved in showing from dressage, eventing, jumping, hunting, agility, ...
Hip dysplasia is a malformation of the hip joint, usually beginning with a subluxation of the femoral head in the acetabular cavity.
This leads to premature wear and tear of the joint, and if left unattended, can evolve to progressive degenerative joint disease. This condition can cause hip and leg pain, stiffness, lameness, reluctance to rise, abnormal gait, ‘bunny hopping’, and muscle atrophy. Secondary symptoms may include Sciatic Neuralgia, sacroiliac joint pain, facet syndrome, and spinal subluxations. Though predominantly found in larger breeds, hip dysplasia can be seen in any breed at any age.
The standard diagnostic technique is x-ray, which is critical for visualizing o...
In grade school, we’re all taught to take preventative measures to ensure an adequate amount of fire safety in our homes. We’re all well aware of the classic “stop, drop, and roll” routine but what about our pets?
Fire safety is essential for pets as well! After all, 40,000 pets are killed in house fires every year. While it may not be the very first thing we think about concerning fire safety, there are precautions that we should take specifically for our furry friends. Today, we’ll be going over a few of these fire safety measures so that you can keep your pets safe.
Never Leave Your Pet Alone with Fire Hazards
Even the most well-behaved pets in the world should...
You May have been wondering why your cat is behaving the way she is. Let's look at some of their behaviors:
1. Cat purring:
Most people know that cats purr when they are happy but did you know they can also purr when upset, injured or stressed? The purr comforts them. They first learn that behavior when feeding on the mother. Purring is the only noise they can make while drinking. It lets the mother know they are doing well.
Purring cause vibration of the larynx muscles at a rate of 20-30 per second. It triggers a release of hormones that relieves pain, improve bone density and heal wounds; some say they can help heal us as well.
2. Head butting:
Does your cat butt his head or rub against you? Th...