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Our pet chiropractic care in Northridge is a non-surgical, drug-free way to treat a variety of ailments. In addition to resolving chronic pain and ongoing medical problems, it’s also beneficial as preventative care for healthy animals.

The basics of pet chiropractic care

Veterinary chiropractic care involves quick and controlled force directed at a joint. The goal of treatment is to improve the alignment and mobility of the joints and spinal column – which results in a host of health benefits.

When your pet’s musculoskeletal system is misaligned, it can have a massive impact on his quality of life. Joint problems and chronic pain affect everything about your pet’s wellbeing – from his nerve function to his overall wellness. With regular veterinary chiropractic in Northridge adjustments, we can relieve joint pain, improve blood flow and ensure that your best friend’s nervous system is in optimal shape.

Benefits

  • Extremely safe
  • Conservative, non-invasive approach
  • Alternative to surgery for some ailments
  • No side effects or interactions

Veterinary chiropractic care

Healthy. Active. Happy. For years to come

Our pet chiropractic care in Northridge is a safe, quick and effective approach that works best as part of a holistic treatment regimen. When done correctly it can successfully address a wide range of ailments for pets of all ages, including:

  • Chronic pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Jaw problems
  • Bowel + bladder disorders
  • Disc issues
  • Muscle pulls + strains
  • Nerve problems
  • Injuries
  • Joint + spine conditions
  • Internal medical ailments
  • Age-related stiffness and discomfort
  • Post-surgical pain and complications

Signs your pet needs chiropractic care

Because animals can’t talk, it can be difficult for pet owners to tell if their best friend is in pain or discomfort. Here are some telltale signs that your pet isn’t feeling well and may benefit from a session with our Northridge cat or dog chiropractor:

  • Difficulty transitioning from a sitting position
  • Stiff when exiting his crate or kennel
  • Reluctance or inability to jump
  • Difficulty walking up and down stairs
  • Sitting with rear legs to one side
  • Limping
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Tucking tail
  • Partial weakness
  • Partial paralysis
  • Behavioral changes
  • Coordination problems
  • Panting, pacing and yelping

What to expect at your pet’s first adjustment

Your pet’s chiropractic adjustment will be done in the comfort of our Northridge clinic. The appointment will last about 30 minutes, though subsequent visits may be shorter. In general, veterinary chiropractic care is not painful.

If your pet is undergoing treatment to resolve a painful condition, our veterinary chiropractor will treat tender areas carefully, ensuring that any discomfort is brief and resolves quickly. After your pet’s first session, he may feel tired for up to 48 hours. Prevent him from rough playing for at least two days as he recovers.

FAQ: When will my pet start to feel better?

Most pets with minor ailments will improve within two to four treatments, while animals with chronic health problems may require several sessions to establish normal function. In general, younger patients with recent, minor injuries tend to respond more quickly than older patients with ongoing issues.

Make an appointment today

If your pet isn’t feeling well, there’s no need to wait through the night or weekend. Visit our emergency vet hospital in Northridge and get the urgent care your best friend needs and deserves, including arguably the best veterinary chiropractic care Northridge has to offer.

  • Monday 8:00am 5:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am 5:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am 5:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am 5:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am 5:00pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update

Dear NAMC Family:

With COVID-19 in the forefront of everyone's minds, we would like to update you on measures that we are taking to help keep us all (two-legged and four-legged) healthy and cared for.

As safety is our top priority, Northridge Animal Medical Center is strongly recommending that clients not attend their pets' appointments and adhere to our new Drop-Off Policy.

For drop-off, please call us as you are arriving in our rear parking lot and an attendant will take your pet in for you. For pick-up, please arrive five minutes prior to the end of your pet's appointment or at the time specified by our team, pick up at our rear entrance and an attendant will bring your pet to your car. Of course you may also wait for us to finish our evaluation and call you with our findings and treatment plans.

Our phone number is (818) 886-1216.

Please specify your concerns and share updates about your pet on the Drop-Off Form provided. You can also email us with your pet’s concerns. Updates following treatment will be emailed to you or shared over the phone. We also may email you images or videos as a visual aid when needed or required.

In addition to the above logistical changes, we have already implemented enhanced sanitation measures within the building, including:

  • Additional hand sanitizing stations throughout facility
  • Disinfection of facility several times daily
  • Educating employees on best practices to avoid spread of pathogens

COVID-19 IS NOT TRANSMITTED THROUGH PETS, SO LET'S KEEP GIVING THEM LOVE AND KEEPING THEM HEALTHY.

We appreciate you so much. Thank you for bearing with us as we move forward.

Lots of well wishes,

Dr. Frank Marco and the Northridge Animal Medical Center Team