Welcome to Boles Chiropractic Centre LLC Skip to content

Animal Chiropractic in Wauwatosa

Girl hugging a dog

Boles Animal Chiropractic LLC

All living creatures with a spine can benefit from chiropractic care. Boles Animal Chiropractic LLC treats many different types of animals, both large and small, including dogs, cats, horses and other domestic animals.

What Is Animal Chiropractic Care?

When Dr. Boles examines an animal patient, she is looking for joints with a reduced range of motion. As opposed to the joint actually being out of place, the joint is restricted in its optimal range of motion, which is called a Chiropractic Subluxation. These “stuck” joints are corrected with a chiropractic adjustment which is a gentle, quick thrust into the joint. The energy that is put into the joint is used by the body to reorganize itself back to a healthy state.

Dr. Boles strives to provide highest level of care.  She believes in integrated care and that working with your animal’s health care team will provide the most effective results.

Common Symptoms in small animals associated with the need for a Chiropractic adjustment:

  • Difficulty in climbing stairs or jumping
  • Difficulty in getting up after lying down
  • Holding their head down when walking
  • Negative change in attitude
  • “Puppy sitting” or altered sitting positions
  • Cries or seems painful when being petted
  • Holding their tail down or not wagging tail
  • Stops grooming their hind end
  • Performance issues such as knocking down jumps
  • Dropping toys or difficulty chewing
  • Lick Granulomas on legs or paws

Horse headHorses are especially near and dear to Dr. Boles’ heart! A rider since she was quite young, Dr. Boles participated in Saddlebred Equitation for many years as a child.  Her experience with horses, combined with her chiropractic knowledge and experience,  make her uniquely qualified to treat these majestic creatures.

Symptoms for horses are a bit different. They include:

  • Gait problems/taking wrong lead
  • Difficulty flexing at the poll
  • Riding and racing injuries
  • “Cinchy” – pinning back of the ears, discomfort when saddled
  • Heavy on the bit
  • Cold backed
  • Saddle slipping to one side
  • Poor performance
  • Abnormal posture
  • Favoring one side (direction) over the other
  • Reluctance to pick up a lead, inability to maintain a lead or have the correct lead behind
  • Traveling with a “hollow topline” (head/neck elevated and back hollow)
  • Hesitating to do things they normally do: picking up feet, stepping down out of a trailer, turning in either direction, refusing jumps
  • Difficulty engaging the hindquarters or traveling long and low
  • Holding tail abnormally

Dr. Boles understands it isn’t always easy to transport an animal to an office, so all animal examinations are completed at the owner’s home or in a veterinarian’s office.

If you have animals at home and would like to know more about how chiropractic care can help, call today to learn more. (414) 476-0111

Animal Chiropractic Care | Wauwatosa, Brookfield & Elm Grove, WI