In recent years chiropracty has been found to be an effective treatment for cats when traditional methods were not or where no cause could be found for obvious symptoms of pain, discomfort and general dis-ease. Chiropractic treatments are aimed at relieving misalignments causing stress and restricting energy and blood flow to affected areas.
Such misalignments can occur from injury, chronic disease, malnutrition, toxicity and from general wear and tear, Martin Zucker tells us in his book The Veterinarians’ Guide To Natural Remedies For Cats.
Most commonly, he says, chiropractic treatments are used to treat musculoskeletal problems stemming from arthritis and injury. In addition, older cats often develop stiff joints and spine problems as a result of their natural activities which over the years take their toll and chiropractic treatments can be helpful in relieving their pain.
Zucker goes on to say that many behavioral problems which do not respond to other treatments can be resolved with chiropracty by treating misalignments in the neck, and even of the skull bones.
“Roger DeHaan, DMV has found such misalignments in more than a third of the chronic behavioral cases he treats. “There is a jamming or pinching of the cranial plates, which can lead to headaches, irritability, hyperactivity or depression,” he says.” Sometimes one treatment can resolve an issue no other kind of treatment could.”
Coming soon – how to tell if your cat can benefit from chiropractic treatment.