Animal Chiropractic

Dr. Manger performs Chiropractic on dogs and cats. Having attended seminars associated with the AVCA ( American Chiropractic Veterinary Association), she brings to the Northshore the latest information and new advances in Animal Chiropractic.

Animal Chiropractic is a new field that is in high demand. Many people choose this alternative route, before resorting to expensive surgeries and other procedures. Our bodies, as well as our pets' bodies, are made to heal themselves.

What is Animal Chiropractic and what can it help with?

Animal Chiropractic involves adjustment or alignment of fixated/stuck areas of the spinal column and extremities. The Chiropractic adjustment itself is a high velocity, short lever thrust by hand directed at a very specific segment or articulation to ultimately correct a misalignment or fixation. This is considered a form of preventative medicine. Our canine, equine, and feline Chiropractic methods do not replace traditional Veterinary Medicine, but are helpful and complimentary to specific problems. Dr. Manger performs a full Chiropractic and Neurological evaluation on your pet, including case history from the owner and information from previous Veterinary visits. The actual Chiropractic examination includes gait analysis, palpation of the spine and extremities, checking leg lengths, orthopedic and neurologic tests. As a four legged animal vs. a two legged animal (human) the bones are oriented in a different fashion, so motion and static palpation of these joints is of the utmost importance.

Common symptoms and reasons why Chiropractic may be a good choice for your pet:

  • Lameness or Paralysis
  • Trouble getting up and down
  • Seizures or neurological problems
  • Recovery from illness or injury
  • Behavior or mood change
  • In horses, head shy, cinchy, reluctance to pick up a lead or go in one direction, pulling one way or hair color or pattern change along the body,
  • Chronic health problems that do not resolve as expected
  • Neck, back, leg, and tail pain
  • Treatment in early stages of hip dysplasia
  • Muscle spasms and nerve problems
  • Injuries from slips, falls or accidents
  • Jaw or TMJ problems, difficulty chewing
  • Sports injuries or other events like dog agility training.
  • Post-surgical care
  • Bowel, bladder, and internal medicine disorders

Where should I go, or how do I find an animal Chiropractor?

When choosing your animal Chiropractor, make sure they have attended 220 plus hours of additional education after Chiropractic school or Veterinary school. Dr. Manger has undergone vigorous training in the skill of adjusting, and was given an extensive exam upon her completion of her post-graduate program.


Contact us now to schedule your consultation with your Northshore Animal Chiropractor, Dr. Manger! Phone and email consults are free.

Please feel free to email Dr. Manger with any questions or concerns - docm@wellnessimc.com

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