Why would your animal need a Chiropractor?
Chiropractic is gentle, safe and effective way to help with common issues in your pet, as well as some rare ones. Animal Chiropractors perform adjustments to the joints and vertebrae to restore balance, alleviate pain, and improve performance. Here are some reasons to bring your pet to see us:
- Won't jump
- Stops using rear legs
- Back pain
- Suspicion of disc herniation
- Athletic animal check-up
- Recovery from surgery
- Arthritis, general weakness
- Improve quality of life
Which animals can get Chiropractic Care?
Animals that frequently see Chiropractors are horses, dogs, and cats. However, we are comfortable adjusting any animal including but not limited to:
- Guinea Pigs
- Animals found in a zoo or a farm
Who can perform Chiropractic on animals?
In Oklahoma, any licensed Veterinarian or Chiropractor is able to perform Chiropractic on animals. However, only a few have advanced training and certification from an Animal Chiropractic post-graduate course.
The Animal Chiropractic post-graduate course is taught to Veterinarians and Chiropractors across the country. Veterinarians are taught the science, philosophy and art of Chiropractic, and Chiropractors are taught the anatomy of horses, dogs, and cats to name a few, as well as veterinary pathology, diseases, radiology, zoonotic diseases, neurology, safety, restraint and saddle fit, although this is not an inclusive list.
Dr. Dustin Reif, DC, as a licensed Chiropractor in the state of Oklahoma, is able to adjust animals with a written referral from a veterinarian.
Dr. Danielle Reif, DC, CAC, is a licensed Chiropractor and has earned the further certification in Animal Chiropractic. She is able to adjust any animal without a referral from a veterinarian. She does prefer to work closely with your vet so that they can be aware of the treatment and improvements resulting from Chiropractic.
How can I make an appointment?
If you have a small animal that lives in your home with you, such as a dog or cat, you can call our office at 918.401.0377 to schedule an Initial Small Animal Chiropractic Exam at Tulsa Healing with Dr. Danielle Reif, DC, CAC.
If you have a horse or another farm or zoo animal, please contact Dr. Danielle Reif directly at 918.845.1321 to schedule. Off-site visits are by appointment and can occur outside of Tulsa Healing's normal business hours.
The Initial Exam will include a physical and neurological assessment, report of findings, and initial Chiropractic adjustment.