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Happier Animals

Dr. DeeDee Duffy is a Certified Animal Chiropractor serving the eastside of the greater Cleveland area. Animal chiropractic care is a gentle and effective approach to helping both large and small animals with skeletal or muscular issues, as well as any neurological issues that arise from poor alignment in the spinal cord. Animal owners report seeing a great difference in movement, vitality and performance for their animals receiving care.

 

Certified Animal Chiropractic

 
 

What is Animal Chiropractic?

Animal chiropractic is a gentle and effective approach to helping both large and small animals with skeletal or muscular issues, as well as any neurological issues that arise from poor alignment in the spinal cord. Owners often report that their animals show a visible sense of relief and freedom of movement after an adjustment, allowing their animals to experience better performance, health, strength and vitality.

Animal chiropractic is not meant to replace veterinary care, it is a complementary approach to care that can help with many health and performance issues. According to the College of Animal Chiropractors, animal chiropractic is one of the fastest growing professions in the animal healthcare industry. Most certified animal chiropractors come from a background in either human chiropractic or veterinary care.

 

Dr. DeeDee's Training and Education

After over 20 years in practice as a chiropractic physician for families, she expanded her practice to include services for animals once she completed her certificate in Animal Chiropractic for Large and Small Animals from the College of Animal Chiropractic in 2016. Dr. DeeDee lives in Geauga County and has owned a variety of animals of all sizes with her family, all of whom share a great love of animals. Read more about Dr. DeeDee here.

 
Cleveland Animal Chiropractor

Signs indicating that chiropractic care might benefit your animal:

The following signs, as listed on the College of Animal Chiropractors website, can be helpful in assessing your animal's need for care:

General Signs:

  • Difficulty or reluctance to move or apparent stiffness getting up

  • Neck, back or tail pain

  • Muscle spasm, tenderness, or ‘roach back’

  • Nerve problems/irritation

  • Change in ability to do things, i.e. navigate stairs, jump onto furniture, get in/out cars

  • ‘Not moving right’ or Reduced performance

  • Injuries from falls, slips, or rough play

  • TMJ or jaw problems,

  • Abnormal gait patterns

  • Poor fitting collars, harnesses, saddles or tack

  • Poor confirmation

For Horses:

  • Back soreness or sensitivity to touch while grooming

  • Changing leads, shortened stride, dragging toes

  • Difficulty or refusing to lift a leg

  • Poor or decreased performance or speed

  • Muscle wasting or spasm, asymmetry when comparing sides or hip levels

  • Unequal bending from side to side

  • ‘Roach back’ appearance

  • Behavioral changes such as refusals, bucking, or ‘girthyness’

  • Previous diagnosis such as Osteoarthritis

  • Lack of drive from behind

  • Injuries from falls or training

For Small Animals:

  • Pain or sensitivity to touch

  • Showing evasion maneuvers such as dropping head or back to avoid touch

  • Muscle tension, weakness or muscle wasting

  • Asymmetrical posture

  • Abnormal gait

  • Poor or decreased performance

  • Change in ability to manage stairs, jump on furniture or get in/out of car

  • Weakness or splaying of limbs

 


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What does it look like when you give an animal an adjustment?

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There is a wealth of further information on the COAC's website if you wish to learn more...