FAQ Pet Owners

  • How much does it cost?

    The initial visit is $125.  For a dog or cat under one year of age, the initial visit fee is reduced to $75.  Follow-up appointments are $55 to $62.

    How long is the appointment?

    The initial visit takes about 45 minutes.  Follow-up appointments are 15 minutes long.

    How many visits will it take?

    We ask you to consider committing to three visits initially.  After three visits, we generally have an idea of how much we will be able to do for your companion.  After that, any continuation of care is completely up to you.

    Is it like human chiropractic?

    It is like human chiropractic in the sense that our doctors target the central nervous system to help optimize the body’s ability to heal and support itself.  It is different than human chiropractic in the sense that the animal is generally treated while standing or lying on the floor.  No “cracks” or “pops” are heard when working with dogs and cats.  The entire process is very gentle.

  • Will it hurt my dog/cat?

    Chiropractic adjustments do not cause pain.  However, your animal may need work in an area that is already tender.  Our doctors know this and are extremely gentle.  Occasionally, muscular soreness can occur for a short time after a chiropractic visit – much like the soreness that can be experienced after a massage.

    Why do you need a veterinarian referral? It’s my pet.

    Minnesota state law requires that we obtain a referral from an animal’s veterinarian before chiropractic services are providing.

    True, this adds an extra step before the initial visit can occur.  However, the law was written the best interest of your animal in mind.  It ensures active communication between your animal’s veterinarian and their chiropractor.  It also supports an integrated team approach to your pet’s health and well-being.   The more information we have available to us, the better we can help your pet.

    What types of animals do you see?

    At Chiropractic for EveryBody we specialize in dogs and cats.

    What types of problems does chiropractic help?

    Below is a partial list of symptoms our doctors have helped alleviate through chiropractic adjusting…

    • Lack of coordination in hind limbs
    • Weakness in hind limbs
    • Limping on any limb
    • Abnormal gait
    • Postures indicating pain, i.e. hunched back, sitting on one hip rather than squarely
    • Trouble rising from lying down
    • Trouble sitting from standing
    • Rear leg “goes out from under them” when standing
    • Shaking / tremors in the limbs or the body
    • Painful areas over the spine, neck, ribs or tail
    • Hot spots or wounds from chewing on areas of the limb
    • Decreased appetite
    • Digestive upsets
    • Depressed mood
    • Bladder or bowel incontinence
    • Litterbox use issues
    • Pain / stiffness in the geriatric
    • Decreased performance in the athlete