Quality Chiropractic for Dogs and Cats In Berrien County, MI

Spinal manipulation, or chiropractic, is an integrative therapy that benefits dogs and cats in much the same way it benefits humans. Dr. Dawn Tulson, certified in veterinary medical manipulation, provides chiropractic for dogs and cats to improve the function of the spine and nerves and in turn improve their health. By making specific adjustments to the spine, Dr. Tulson can help her patients experience increased range of motion of the joints, a healthier nervous system, and a much better quality of life.

Is your pet experiencing chronic pain and limited mobility? Contact us today.

Stevensville - (269) 235-9380
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What Conditions Can be Treated with Chiropractic?

Chiropractic works well in conjunction with other therapies, such as laser therapy, acupuncture, and traditional medication. We routinely combine Eastern and Western medicine to give our patients the best possible results.

Dr. Tulson generally uses chiropractic/spinal manipulation to help treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including:

  • Back, neck, and leg pain
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Spinal injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Orthopedic surgery (recovery)
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Is Spinal Manipulation Painful?

Spinal manipulation (chiropractic adjustment) is performed manually, and involves using low-impact force to carefully manipulate the spine and joints into the proper position. It is normal for pets to experience soreness from their adjustment and possibly sleep for the rest of the day.

What are the Benefits of Chiropractic for Dogs and Cats?

There are a few notable benefits for pets being treated with spinal manipulation therapy:

  • Results can be felt almost right away
  • Treatment is drug-free
  • Range of motion is improved
  • Pain in the back, neck, and joints is reduced
  • Flexibility is improved
  • Blood vessel, nerve, and lymphatic function are improved
  • May have less need for long-term medication

To learn more about chiropractic and what it can do for your pet, contact us today or request an appointment using our online form!