A chiropractic exam includes a neurological exam, stance and gait analysis and motion and static palpation. If Dr. Lewter believes your pet will benefit from chiropractic care, she will refer you to a certified veterinary chiropractor. Quadrupeds are anatomically different than bipeds (humans) so we always recommend chiropractors who are certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association.
A chiropractic adjustment is defined as short lever, high velocity controlled thrust by hand or instrument that is directed at specific articulations to correct vertebral subluxations. Chiropractic adjustments are very useful for gait abnormalities and spinal problems. Dogs, cats, and horses can benefit from chiropractic care.