Animal Chiropractic

Meet Dr. Pamela Stone:

Dr. Pamela Stone has an unique passion and love for both animals and chiropractic care. While combining these two loves, she continues to provide excellent care to her fur-patients. She has attended several hundred hours of education specific to animal chiropractic, and has been certified in Animal Chiropractic through the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA) and the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA), after receiving her training at Options for Animals College of Chiropractic.

Dr. Pamela Stone  will be available at Mills Animal Hospital on specific days to provide Chiropractic care and/or Laser therapy as needed. 

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So why would your pet need chiropractic adjustments? Basically the same reason as a person; to help relieve pain, recover from an injury, improve performance, improve function, prevent injury & degeneration, improve immune support and improve overall health.

Animal Chiropractic care focuses on the biomechanical dysfunction of the spine (vertebral subluxation) and its effect on the entire nervous system. Animal Chiropractors diagnose and treat subluxations in the spine or extremities. Subluxations can occur from traumatic events but most of the time it is from constant, repetitive wear and tear on joints or in association with degenerative processes within the animal.

Symptoms of subluxation:

  • Pain

  • Muscle spasm

  • Stiffness

  • Sensitivity to touch

  • Lameness

  • Gait abnormalities

  • Postural compromise

  • Organ dysfunction

  • Decreased appetite

  • Slow to rise

  • Inability to jump or use stairs

Conditions that could improve with Chiropractic adjustments:

  • Arthritis

  • Degeneritve joint disease

  • Hip dysplasia

  • Elbow dysplasia

  • ACL injuries

  • Lameness

  • Gastrointestinal disease

  • Chronic health issues

  • Back problems

These are the symptoms that are the easiest to detect. When normal movement of the spine is affected and left untreated, it can ultimately impact your pet's entire well-being and quality of life. With Chiropractic care, our goal is to restore function and mobility to the subluxated vertebra in an effort to re-connect the nervous system. This allows your pets body to perform at its optimum potential. Chiropractic care can also promote healing and improve range of motion in dogs injured during sporting events, and can enhance their performance prior to competition.

If you are unsure whether your pet may benefit from chiropractic adjustments, please call us today and, together, we can decide what is best.