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Is animal chiropractic legitimate?


Animal chiropractic is growing in popularity across the world and a lot of people are starting to be curious and ask questions. The most important of them all may be: "Is animal chiropractic legitimate?"

To which I say: It depends.

Animal chiropractic is a means of assessing and correcting motion in an animal's musculoskeletal system. A chiropractic adjustment can have a systemic effect as improved function to the joints impacts the nervous system, which controls the entire body. Many pets that get adjusted show improved movement, gait, comfort, performance, and vitality.

The legitimacy of animal chiropractic (and the results) lies within the provider. Here's what you need to know:

1. A legitimate provider MUST be a licensed chiropractor or licensed veterinarian. These are the only individuals that qualify to move forward with advanced education in animal chiropractic.

2. A legitimate provider will have taken additional education in the specialty of animal chiropractic (200+ hours at minimum). There are 7 schools worldwide that qualify a vet or human chiropractor to move forward with certification with the IVCA or AVCA in the United States. This certification examination is the gold standard in safety and legitimacy of an animal chiropractic provider.

3. A legitimate provider will do a proper and thorough examination and can explain what they are finding / feeling. They will know when NOT to adjust. This is important as an adjustment can be just as potent as any drug and ruling out contraindications to care can be important to your animal's safety.

If you're wondering about the legitimacy of animal chiropractic, make sure to do your research on your provider. It's important you as a consumer ask lots of questions and feel comfortable before you allow someone to put hands on your beloved companion.

It's important to choose an animal chiropractic provider that is a licensed professional, has additional training, and knows when NOT to adjust.



We operate in full compliance with all laws and regulations. Our services are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any specific illness or condition and should only be used as a complement to routine veterinary and/or medical care. Chiropractic may provide support and encourage the body into its most optimal state of health. The content provided herein is informational only and is not to be construed as medical advice.


I want to let you know you came to the right place for integrative and holistic health for your pet!

We are certified by the AVCA which is a top notch and rigorous certification program of 200+ hours class time followed by a written and practical board exam. We take 10 yearly hours of continuing education because we value knowing the most in order to provide the best.

When choosing adjustments for your pet, choose someone licensed, trained, and certified.

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