At St. Michaels Companion Animal Hospital, Dr. Roggenthen is proud to offer chiropractic treatments for Greeley's companion pets to relieve their chronic pain, and joint and nervous system issues.
Animal Chiropractic Care in Greeley
While spinal manipulation has been practiced for hundreds of years across the globe, veterinary chiropractic care is still relatively new.
Demand for these services has grown in Western culture once pet owners and their vets began to see conditions like joint diseases, neurological diseases, nervous system issues and chronic pain improve significantly following treatment.
Veterinarians who practice chiropractic care must be trained in animal anatomy and chiropractic theories, and they must hold specific certifications.
We offer veterinary chiropractic services for cats and dogs and are happy to address any questions or concerns you may have.
Meet Our Veterinary Chiropractor Dr. Diane Roggenthen
Dr. Diane is an advocate for preventative medicine and as a Chiropractic vet, she is trained to promote the natural mobility of the joints to reduce pain and inflammation.
Thanks to Dr. Roggenthen our patients can enjoy the benefits of veterinary chiropractic care in our Greeley clinic. She looks forward to helping your pets move better and live more comfortably.
Why use a veterinary chiropractor?
Musculoskeletal and spinal issues can contribute to declining health in pets. These issues severely impact other joints and muscles as well as alter postures and restrict movement and flexibility.
You might consider asking your veterinarian if your cat or dog could benefit from chiropractic sessions if your pet is displaying these signs or symptoms:
- Pained facial expression
- Change in gait, limping or short stride
- Reluctance to be touched or picked up
- Change in posture, weight shifting or inability to bear weight
What happens during an animal chiropractic appointment?
Chiropractic care is most commonly administered as an additional treatment option for animals experiencing spinal problems or biomechanical-related musculoskeletal disorders.
During a veterinary chiropractic treatment session, your pet will typically undergo spinal manipulation or manual therapy to shift misplaced vertebrae in the spine (also referred to as vertebral subluxations) back to their natural positions in order to release pressure on surrounding nerve tissue.
In turn, this can help to relieve pain throughout the body and allow it to heal itself naturally.