Chiropractic Care for Animals


Kelly MacKay
Doctor of Chiropractic and
AVCA Certified

Serving Marin and Sonoma Counties

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Dog chiropractic

Chiropractic adjustments for animals

Chiropractic for dogs

Chiropathic adjustments for horses

Chiropractic for animals



Chiropractic is an integral component of animal care. The intent of chiropractic is to achieve and maintain optimal movement of all joints. 

Supporting the health and integrity of the spine through chiropractic is an excellent way to affect and improve the performance of the nervous system, as well as overall health.

Restoring normal motion to the spinal joints and improving the function of the nervous system may help an animal in one or more of the following ways:

  •   Return to full function
  •   Relief of pain
  •   Promote full and more rapid healing
  •   Prevent the development of degeneration
  •   Reduce the likelihood, severity and             frequency of recurrences
Chiropractic for horses

Many people think that chiropractic for animals is a novel, modern-day phenomenon. However, the existence of animal chiropractic can be traced back to the early 1920s. Any animal with a nervous system and a spinal column with vertebral joints can benefit from chiropractic care.

Your animal may need chiropractic care if:

  •   There has been a recent change in behavior, or a lower work capability than previously seen.
  •   Their overall appearance, outline or symmetry has changed.
  •   There is a subtle difference in gait with no apparent lameness.
  •   There is an obscure or shifting lameness, or abnormal posture.
  •   The horse displays discomfort when being saddled or being ridden.
  •   The animal shows stiffness or decreased mobility.

Dog spinal adjustments

The American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA) was founded in 1989 by a group of chiropractors and veterinarians with the purpose of establishing standards of education and practice in the field of chiropractic care for animals.

The AVCA offers certification in Animal Chiropractic to licensed veterinarians or chiropractors. I am a Doctor of Chiropractic who has completed the certification course offered by the AVCA. I have been providing chiropractic care to horses, dogs, cats, goats and other pets since 1999.

It is always in the best interest of the animal to receive a thorough veterinary examination to determine if the condition that exists requires medical or surgical intervention. 

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Kelly MacKay ~ Doctor of Chiropractic ~ AVCA Certified
Serving Marin and Sonoma Counties

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