Veterinary Chiropractic Care

Kotila Chiropractic

Gary Kotila, BA, DC

Chiropractor located in Brandon, FL

If your canine or feline family members suffer from hip dysplasia, arthritis, or other musculoskeletal problems, consider veterinary chiropractic care. At Kotila Chiropractic in Brandon, Florida, Gary Kotila BA, DC, offers veterinary chiropractic services on-site. This gentle, non-invasive treatment can improve your furry friend’s quality of life without the need for medications or other more invasive measures of care. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book a consultation online today.

Veterinary Chiropractic Care

What is veterinary chiropractic?

Veterinary chiropractic, or veterinary orthopedic manipulation, is a non-surgical approach to improving your animal’s health. Just like humans, animals can benefit from manual manipulation. If your pet experiences spinal misalignment, it can disrupt nerve flow, resulting in serious health problems.

Animal chiropractic provides a non-invasive, drug-free approach to care. Regular chiropractic adjustments ensure your pet’s spine and nervous system stay healthy and function optimally. Additionally, it establishes neuronal communication, inducing healing.

What issues can veterinary chiropractic treat?

Dr. Kotila uses veterinary chiropractic to treat a variety of common musculoskeletal problems that pets experience. Some of the most common problems he treats include:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Tail pain
  • TMJ problems
  • Muscle spasms
  • Nerve problems
  • Joint pain
  • Incontinence
  • Dysplasia

Dr. Kotila also uses veterinary chiropractic to address pain and stiffness caused by the natural aging process. If your pet is a senior, chiropractic manipulation can improve mobility and comfort.

How long does a veterinary chiropractic appointment take?

Veterinary chiropractic appointments usually take 30-60 minutes. Your pet’s initial consultation runs longer than follow-up sessions because Dr. Kotila needs plenty of time to review their medical history and to ask you questions about their symptoms.

After conducting an initial assessment, Dr. Kotila develops a custom care plan for your pet. This usually includes a combination of manual manipulation, massage therapy, and light stretching.

Is veterinary chiropractic safe?

Veterinary chiropractic is safe and usually well-tolerated. Dr. Kotila has extensive training to ensure your pet receives the best possible care with little pain or discomfort. 

Following an appointment, your pet may experience mild soreness, similar to how they would after a long walk or day at the beach. However, treatment specifically works to improve their movement, gait, and spinal health, in general.

How many veterinary chiropractic appointments will my pet need?

The number of veterinary chiropractic appointments your pet needs depends on their health history and the severity of their symptoms. Usually, one appointment isn’t enough to make a significant difference. As a result, Dr. Kotila usually recommends three to four appointments spaced several weeks apart. 

To maintain your pet’s healing and well-being, consider investing in regular wellness adjustments. Dr. Kotila recommends scheduling wellness adjustments every three months for a total of four appointments per year.

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of veterinary chiropractic, schedule an appointment at Kotila Chiropractic. Call the office and speak with a staff member or book a consultation online today.