Veterinary Chiropractic Care in Saskatoon

Animal Chiropractic is a natural, hands-on approach to your animal’s health care. Animal chiropractic focuses on the relationship of the spine and nervous system to the overall proper functioning and well being of an animal.

This therapy is not limited to an injured or sick pet. Healthy and athletic animals are ideal candidates for chiropractic examination and care. Maintaining proper structural alignment permits optimal function of the muscles, nerves, and tissues supporting the joints, resulting in improved movement, stance and flexibility.

What is Animal Chiropractic Care?

Animal chiropractic is a field of animal health care that focuses on the preservation and health of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system.  All animals have spines subject to stresses that cause the vertebra (spinal bones) to lose proper motion. If the movement and biomechanics of the vertebra become dysfunctional, they can interfere with the performance of the nerves.  The basic premise of chiropractic care is to correct the vertebral motion and decrease pain, increase function and to maintain adequate nerve supply that is vital to the proper functioning of the entire body. 

Chiropractic also has preventative importance since adjustments eliminate subclinical problems, as well as resolve clinical dysfunction or symptoms. Animal chiropractic is a good compliment to regular veterinary care.

When Should my Pet Receive a Chiropractic Exam? 

An animal can receive a chiropractic exam at any time. Even apparently healthy animals can benefit from regular chiropractic adjustments.

Clues that your pet may require care include but are not limited to;

  • Inability or reluctance to jump or climb

  • Irritability - especially when touched in certain areas

  • Limping or stiffness after exercise or after resting for a while

  • Trouble with the stairs

  • Hesitation to go for walks, slower on walks

How Long Does an Adjustment Take? 

New patient exams can be expected to take 45 minutes for small animals. Follow up adjustments take 20 minutes. Each case may vary slightly, but this is the typical format.

What are the Benefits of Chiropractic Care? 

The most common benefits for pets who receive chiropractic care are:

  • Increase in mobility

  • Decrease in pain

  • Boosts the body to heal itself

  • Improves the neurological and musculoskeletal systems of the body

  • Improves physical performance


While our chiropractic care does not replace traditional health care for your pet, when both are used, we can greatly improve the outcome of your pet's health and wellness.