Appointment times are available at the following locations:
Chickadee Seed & Feed at 2245 Providence Hwy (Route 1) in Walpole, MA on Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Healthy Animal 808 Washington St, Pembroke MA on Tuesday afternoons.
The Dog's PACE 200 Wiliams St, North Dighton, MA on Thursday afternoons.
Hours are by appointment only. Please call or text and we will do our best to accommodate you.
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If you're a first-time visitor at Chiropractic Health Care Services, Inc., you'll need to give us some information about your animal's background, medical history and the nature of your animal's condition. This is so that we can provide the best possible care, tailored to your specific circumstances.
We will need a veterinary referral. Forms can be downloaded from the Forms tab on this website.
A bit of paperwork
We will need to fill out forms that provide general information about you and your animal's condition.
During your first consultation with the doctor, you'll discuss any health-related issues and concerns. You will also learn about potential treatment options.
History and examination
In order to pinpoint the problem, the doctor will ask you a number of questions related to your animal's condition. The veterinary referral will be reviewed. Your animal will undergo a hands on examination by the doctor to find any areas with vertebral subluxation complexes (VSCs). A gait analysis may also be performed.
Before leaving, you may be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. You may be givien instructions as to which activities are to be avoided.
Scheduling the next appointment
Regular treatment is essential to the process. We work our treatments around your schedule. Generally speaking, patients with acute conditions may need to be seen more frequently. Other patients may require a maintenance schedule. This will be discussed with you at your animal's initial exam.
After first adjustment, your animal may become very tired and want to sleep. This is normal for most animals and they should be allowed time to sleep. When they sleep is when the body heals itself.
Stenuous activities should be avoided for 24-36 hours.
Animals may tend to drink more water after their adjustment.
Some animals become more rejuvenated after their adjustment. Owners need to be careful that these animals don't do too much and injure themselves or make themselves sore by overdoing it.
Some animals are a bit sore after their adjustment. This can last from 24-48 hours. Older animals tend to take longer to overcome this. However, they should be better after the 24-48 hours. If not, call the office or your veterinarian. Sometimes an adjustment can uncover an underlying condition that has not been apparent until the compensation is removed by the adjustment. If this is the case, the animal may appear worse or develop an apparently new condition following the adjustment. In these cases, consult you veterinarian.