Frequently Asked Questions


A freely moving, aligned spine keeps the body functioning at its optimal level. Chiropractic care works best as a preventative treatment but if your animal is suffering from any of the listed signs and symptoms, an adjustment may provide some relief. Regular treatments are essential to achieving and maintaining optimal musculoskeletal and overall health.

Remember, the answers are meant to provide a general understanding of animal chiropractic care. Always consult a certified animal chiropractor for personalized advice regarding your pet’s health.

When should I consider Chiropractic care for my dog?

  • Wincing or pain when you push on the animal back
  • Change in behavior
  • When they shake, its not from nose to tail
  • Limping
  • Panting at odd times or through the night
  • Difficulty/hesitancy in jumping
  • Difficulty going up or down stairs
  • Bunny hops with hind legs when running
  • Slow getting up
  • Avoids playing with you or animals
  • Difficulty wagging tail
  • Difficulty looking up or to the side
  • Cries when being picked up
  • Drags toes when walking
  • Hunching of the back

Animal chiropractic care involves manual adjustments of an animal’s spine and possibly the extremities to improve mobility and overall well-being.

Yes, when performed by a qualified and experienced certified animal chiropractor.

Various animals, including dogs, cats, horses, and livestock, can benefit from chiropractic care. Here at Animal Magic Care we personally specialized in canine chiropractic care.

Signs include difficulty moving, altered gait, stiffness, or discomfort. (see list above)

It focuses on aligning the spine to alleviate nerve interference and promote better nervous system function.

No, it complements traditional veterinary care as part of a holistic approach.

Look for professionals certified by reputable animal chiropractic organizations such as the AVCA and contact your state’s chiropractic association.

Chiropractic care can benefit animals of all ages, from young to seniors. Here at Animal Magic Care we regularly adjust puppies as early as 6 weeks old and senior dogs make up the vast majority of our patients.

The number of sessions varies based on the animal’s condition and response to treatment, as every BODY is different.

Maintenance sessions can help sustain the benefits, but the frequency depends on the individual animal. We recommend a minimum maintenance schedule of 4 times a year.

Minimal risks are associated with proper adjustments from qualified practitioners.

Absolutely! It can aid in improving immune and nervous system function, musculoskeletal issues, mobility challenges, and overall comfort.

Many animals seem to relax and find relief during and after sessions.

Afraid not. It’s not recommended as proper training is crucial to ensure safety and effectiveness.

A session involves a trained chiropractor using gentle movements to adjust the animal’s spine.

Some insurance plans cover animal chiropractic care, but it varies.

It can contribute to better musculoskeletal health, potentially reducing future problems.

Some animals show immediate improvement, while others might take a few sessions.

Yes, it can help maintain peak performance and prevent injuries in active animals.

Sometimes, post-session rest or limited activity is recommended to aid recovery.

"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.”

~ Martin Buber