Dr. Miles, a board certified Veterinary Chiropractor, provides chiropractic services to our patients at the Uxbridge Animal Hospital.
Animal Chiropractic is a manual method of treatment that focuses on maintaining a healthy neuromusculoskeletal system. The body functions at its highest potential when the brain and nervous system can communicate with the rest of the body. The goal of chiropractic treatment is to optimize mobility and nervous system function, allowing unrestricted communication between the brain and the rest of the body.
The spine of animals protects the spinal cord and the brain; and is composed of bones (vertebra), ligaments, muscles, and nerves. The vertebrae of the spine move in many different directions. When the vertebral movements become dysfunctional in one or more directions, a Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC) begins. A VSC interferes with the performance of the nerves that branch off the spinal cord and communicate information to muscles and organs. When this occurs, an animal can present with a number of signs including stiffness, tension, pain, and even organ dysfunction. Compromise of normal mobility within the spine or the limbs can ultimately impact your animal's quality of life. The nervous system also controls the body's innate ability to heal itself. Impaired communication between the nervous system and the body, secondary to a vertebral subluxation complex, can therefore impact your animal's ability to heal.
During a chiropractic treatment, a doctor uses their hands to identify areas of decreased mobility or restriction. Once the affected area is identified, the animal chiropractor applies a specific thrust on the immobile anatomic structure. Normal motion of the vertebra is restored during the treatment and this removes the defect in neurologic communication. When the nerves can efficiently communicate, your animal will begin to heal from within.
Give us a call today if you feel your pet could benefit from a chiropractic treatment!
As always, we received many adorable pictures for our annual contest! Thank you to everyone who participated! We love seeing all the super cute and creative costumes! As always the UAH staff had a difficult time choosing just one winner in each category... And the winners are....
Francesca, as Dr. Veo... and Roscoe, as the Slime Scientist!
Great job everyone!
All pets come with special care instructions. Feed daily, love forever and yearly checkups. We know you have the first two covered, but what about the last one? Yearly checkups are equally as important! They are essential to your furry friend’s happiness and well-being. They are the best way to keep your pet healthier, longer!
During our veterinarian’s physical exam, your pet gets checked from tongue to teeth to toes to tail. (Plus all the parts in between!) Our in-depth, medical checkup not only assesses your pet’s current health status, but also helps to prevent future problems, such as obesity, periodontal disease and diabetes. At this time, it also provides us with the opportunity to discuss all the ways to keep your pal in good shape and to answer your questions. We can cover any topic you want in the comfort of our exam room.
Yes, all pets do come with special care instructions:
Feed daily (but not from the Thanksgiving dinner table!)
Love forever (you do that the best!)
Yearly checkups (we’re here to ensure your pet stays healthy!)
We’re grateful for your trust in us to recommend what’s best for your pet. Call us to make an appointment for your pet’s yearly checkup. Your pet will be thankful too.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us!
It's important not to let your guard down during the winter or early spring. Insects and parasites can still survive and transmit disease in the cooler temps.
FLEAS AND TICKS
Be sure to stay on top of your pet's flea, tick and heartworm prevention year round!
It’s National Service Dog Month, National Animal Safety and Protection Month, ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and there’s even a shout-out to cats this month on National Cat Day, October 29. With all of these warm and fuzzy feelings circulating in the autumn air, it’s a perfect time to take a good, hard look at your pet. How has he/she been acting lately?
Nipping. Scratching. Litter box issues. Leash pulling. Meowing at night. Urinating on the floor. Chewing shoes. Are these behaviors just part of being a “normal” dog or cat, or not?
Some common behavior issues are due to underlying medical problems. These illnesses are tough to recognize even for the most observant owners. For example, if your dog started nipping at the kids, it may be a sign he’s in pain. Your cat may stop jumping on your lap. Not because she’s being unfriendly, but because she has arthritis and it hurts.
If these behaviors are left unchecked, it’s a triple issue. The behavior may worsen, the underlying medical condition may progress (which puts your pet’s health at risk), and most importantly, your pet’s quality of life as part of your family is compromised.
Here’s where we can help. We have the expertise when it comes to analyzing, identifying and resolving behavior issues with your pet. At your pet’s yearly checkup, we can talk about your pet’s behavior and help give your pet a “new leash” on life! We are committed to your pet’s well-being…all the way! Schedule your pet’s yearly checkup today.
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Tuesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
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