Author: John Faherty Page 2 of 4
I am often asked this question from many pet owners who have visited chiropractors for themselves and some who have not. The initial chiropractic evaluation for your animal is similar to the evaluation for you.
Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork…everyone dislikes filling it out and the value is it give a basic background of your pets spinal, musculoskeletal, and joint health, general activity level, past injuries, surgeries, trauma, living situation, recent stressful changes, general veterinary history, etc. Even though we ask those questions on the first day, it might trigger a memory in another way, so thanks for filling everything out.
Years ago when I injured my knee, (ACL and medial meniscus), surgery was not a good option. So I endured the pain of arthritis settling in, discomfort whenever I walked, and limitations on doing many things I loved doing. Then along came PEMF! (Pulsed Electro Magnetic Force)
I borrowed a PEMF machine, and after using it daily for two weeks, my knee pain was dramatically reduced. I could exercise enough to rehab my knee without surgery. Since then, I have used this excellent therapy on many people, and, through my affiliation with several veterinary offices, am now using it with animals – mostly dogs, some horses, and some cats.
Cats are such interesting creatures. They have that independent streak and are cuddly when they wish to be. The feeling of a cat lying in the crook of my arm while taking a nap is such a relaxing feeling.
Cats are hunters. They are sleek, toned, alert, and agile. When something moves they notice. They can jump on high surfaces and are so light on their feet that it seems effortless. They have no clavicles (collar bone) so they are able to squeeze through spaces much smaller than you would think. Their whiskers are highly sensitive to help them locate where they are in space. They love to groom themselves and can be picky about much in their environment..