Dogs and Cats respond well to both Acupuncture and Chiropractic treatments (see Testimonials page for specific case scenarios). Either can be used to complement your veterinarian’s diagnosis and treatment, or used independently as a preventative, health maintenance program or therapy for specific physical or behavioural difficulties.

Dogs commonly suffer from many of the same ailments as humans - such as arthritis, back
and neck pain, disc bulges, ligament and joint problems, accidents, repetitive strain injuries, skin disorders and digestive upsets. Cats can also suffer from these disorders but fortunately they are not as common.

Unlike a human, they will not necessarily tell you they are in pain, and only your familiarity with your pet's behaviour and movement patterns will alert you to a problem.
If you think there’s something wrong there normally is!

The following symptoms or behavioural patterns may indicate that your pet needs
Acupuncture or Chiropractic to retain or maintain optimum function and health:

  • changes in movement
  • limping, shortness in stride
  • stumbling, poor coordination
  • difficulty jumping
  • difficulty getting up or down
  • change in posture or conformation
  • subdued
  • behavioural changes such as separation anxiety or aggression
  • avoidance to being touched
  • difficulty sitting or standing
  • lacks energy or motivation to go on their normal walk
  • stiffness
  • loss of performance
  • signs of discomfort when grooming

Ailments that can be treated with Acupuncture and Chiropractic include the following:

  • arthritis
  • disc bulge
  • back and neck pain
  • joint, muscle or ligament injury
  • skin allergies
  • breathing difficulties
  • digestive upsets
  • constipation and diarrhoea
  • nerve damage
  • front or hind limb weakness
  • loss of energy
  • coughing

A Chirotechnic practitioner can help you ensure that your pet lives a long, happy and healthy life. (Don't worry, most animals actively enjoy their treatment and are normally calm and quiet during both assessment and therapy.) If you would like to discuss whether Acupuncture or Chiropractic can assist with your furry friend's health issue, please contact the Chirotechnic team on 0425 242 446 Fiona is available at Bowral Veterinary Hospital 78 Station St Bowral.