We provide companion animals optimum health.

Chiropractic, acupuncture, and SCENAR therapies for pets work hand in hand with traditional medicine to provide companion animals optimum health and wellbeing. The therapies are gentle and specific in restoring joint mobility and function — keeping them pliable so that your animal can have the best possible movement — and for enhancing your pet's overall health. We offer these services to dogs and cats, as well as other companion animals, such as pocket pets, rabbits, cows, goats, llamas, pigs, chickens, and exotic pets, such as parrots.
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Chiropractic for Companion Animals

Chiropractic involves musculo-skeletal manipulations and adjustments. This healing art has been practiced for thousands of years, and the techniques are continually being refined as practitioners' knowledge grows.

Chiropractic strives to improve operation of the nervous system through physical manipulations, addressing conditions ranging from pain to crooked spines. These adjustments should not hurt the animals and, in fact, most animals find great comfort in the relief of pain. There are ways to restore normal vertebra position, varying from using a controlled thrust or typical "adjustment" to gentle massage techniques that restore normal spinal health.

Most people may not be aware of or think about chiropractic care for their pets. However, once they discover chiropractic care for pets, the positive effects become very apparent. While our doctors and staff love hearing pet parents say that “my dog/cat is back to her old self again” or, “he has so much energy,” those are only two of many benefits.

Other benefits of chiropractic care that pet parents have noted in their companion animal include:
  • A better mood and brighter disposition
  • Improved movement and decreased stiffness
  • Decreased pain and muscle spasm
  • Better athletic performance
  • Decreased anxiety or a decrease in allergy symptoms
  • Improved bowel and bladder control
  • A happier and healthier pet!
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Acupuncture for Companion Animals

Acupuncture originated in China more than 2,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest medical procedures in the world. Interestingly, it's also among the most commonly used, and increasingly so as an adjunct to Western-style medicine.

The term acupuncture connotes procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques. These anatomical points are often referred to as acupoints or acupuncture points.

Most acupuncture points are located at the site of major nerve bundles and blood vessels. By inserting needles, nerves are activated with the intention of spurring a healing reaction resulting from invigorated circulation, which releases anti-inflammatory chemicals and natural painkillers.

In 1996, the AVMA formally recommended that acupuncture be an integral part of veterinary medicine. For companion animals and humans, many report acupuncture to be effective as a primary or adjunct treatment for various conditions, from spinal injuries to musculoskeletal disorders, reproductive issues, and neurological problems.

It has been used for treating chronic conditions that are less responsive to conventional medicine, including skin diseases and problems, arthritis pain, allergies, asthma and other noninfectious inflammation, and gastrointestinal disorders. Some animal guardians turn to acupuncture and/or other holistic treatments when conventional medicine has failed.

Acupuncture for Companion Animals

Acupuncture originated in China more than 2,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest medical procedures in the world. Interestingly, it's also among the most commonly used, and increasingly so as an adjunct to Western-style medicine.

The term acupuncture connotes procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques. These anatomical points are often referred to as acupoints or acupuncture points.

Most acupuncture points are located at the site of major nerve bundles and blood vessels. By inserting needles, nerves are activated with the intention of spurring a healing reaction resulting from invigorated circulation, which releases anti-inflammatory chemicals and natural painkillers.

In 1996, the AVMA formally recommended that acupuncture be an integral part of veterinary medicine. For companion animals and humans, many report acupuncture to be effective as a primary or adjunct treatment for various conditions, from spinal injuries to musculoskeletal disorders, reproductive issues, and neurological problems.

It has been used for treating chronic conditions that are less responsive to conventional medicine, including skin diseases and problems, arthritis pain, allergies, asthma and other noninfectious inflammation, and gastrointestinal disorders. Some animal guardians turn to acupuncture and/or other holistic treatments when conventional medicine has failed.
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SCENAR Therapy

SCENAR therapy (Self-Controlled Electro/Neuro Adaptive Regulator — pronounced “Skenar”) is a form of electro-stimulation that is non-invasive, non-toxic, non-manipulative, gentle, and soothing. This innovative device, which works alongside mainstream medicine, is used as an alternative therapy in pain management and musculoskeletal conditions and has shown proven results in the area of pain management.

While similar to the TENS unit, SCENAR has a stronger ability to stimulate the body's innate ability to heal, which aids in both pain management as well as correction of the underlying problem. In animals, it can also be used diagnostically to help locate the source of pain based on the readings of electrical impedance. The specific electrical waveform stimulus the device emits is based on the constant information it is reading from the body. It both mimics the electrical waveforms of a healthy parasympathetic wave (causing a feeling of wellbeing) and stimulates fibers of the nervous system which directly activate the area in the brain responsible for homeostasis and overall perception of pain. This stimulation also causes a local release of pain-relieving peptides, such as endorphins, which in turn, relieves pain and resets the pain cycle.

The effects of SCENAR are shown to be deep, cumulative, and lasting. However, overall health, quality of diet, past injuries, stress/work levels, and the nature of any previous treatments will all affect how quickly the body responds, especially with chronic conditions.

If you are interested in scheduling a chiropractic, acupuncture or SCENAR treatment for your companion animal, call our office at (360) 794-9255 to schedule an appointment.

We treat the whole animal, every time.

Cedarbrook Veterinary Care offers alternative care for small and companion animals at our Cedarbrook Farms facility or in your home with a ‘farm call fee’ in Snohomish, Monroe, Woodinville, Duvall, Lake Stevens, Redmond and the areas within that region.

Call us today (360) 794-9255

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