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In House Chiropractic Services

Schedule your appointment today for a 30 minute Chiropractic Treatment for your pet with Dr. Kristen Fenstermacher. 

Monday 4-6pm
Call The Dining Dog to book your appointment today. (610) 351-9333
$45 paid to Dr. Fenstermacher directly on day of appointment. 

Dr. Kristen Fenstermacher is a native of the area who has been practicing large animal medicine for 5 years. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She is also a graduated of Options for Animals – Animal Chiropractic School and is certified by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Her interests include sports medicine, surgery and chiropractic services. In her free time she enjoys skiing, running, horseback riding and hiking with her dog, Calvin.

Description of services/what is veterinary chiropractic:

Chiropractic care focuses on abnormal movements of the spine and the effects these restrictions have on the nervous system and the entire body. The goal is to optimize mobility and nervous system function to allow the body and the brain to communicate effectively. Veterinary Chiropractic care is a manual therapy, which can be used for many health and performance problems. Chiropractic treatment does not replace traditional veterinary medicine; however, it can provide additional means of diagnosis and treatment options for spinal problems as well as biomechanical related musculoskeletal disorders. It can often eliminate the source of acute or chronic pain syndromes. 

Veterinary chiropractic treats verterbral subluxation complexes which is the functional misalignment of a vertebra or the limited mobility of its facet joints. Reduced mobility between two vertebrae can affect the nerves that leave the spinal cord between these adjacent vertebra. Alteration in the nerve’s function can lead to interference in the flow of information, which is necessary for smooth coordination of body functions and muscle contractions. Changes in neurologic function can result in a lack of coordination that may cause injury to other joints and tendons or ligaments in the legs. An animal with a subluxation will change its posture to compensate for the restricted mobility of its spine and to avoid pain. Chiropractic care is a very specific and gentle treatment that uses the doctors hands and fingers to correct vertebral subluxation complexes. It works within the normal limits of the joint and it's supporting structures. Treatment helps restore mobility and optimal neurologic function.

What she can treat:

• Acute neck and back pain

• Reluctance to move, jump or climb stairs

• Abnormal posture or sitting position

• Signs of pain or limited performance

• Hot spots

• Ear and anal gland infections
• Incontinence
• Undefined lameness

Digestive and neurologic disorders

Dog Arthritis Is Common
Scientific studies indicate that 20 percent of middle-aged dogs and 90 percent of older dogs have osteoarthritis in at least one joint. it’s hard to stop the disease once it has set in, according to James Cook, DVM, at the University of Missouri-Columbia. “There are two problems we see in osteoarthritis,” explains Dr. Cook. “One is we don’t have a cure, and the other is that we still see progression of arthritis even after the best treatments. Both of those problems come from the fact that we diagnose it too late.” (treating decreased mobility early in a dogs life may help decrease the onset of arthritis by keeping all of the body's joints healthy and moving)

Read more: Dog Arthritis Cure on the Horizon

Earlier Event: July 23
In House Chiropractic Services
Later Event: August 8
Canine Acupuncture