Integrating traditional and alternative medicine for a holistic approach to pet health.

Strong Strides Veterinary Rehabilitation & Acupuncture


Most frequent questions and answers
What is involved in my initial visit ?
At the first visit, I will examine your pet and review my findings with you, as well as go over any medical records that you or your primary care doctor have submitted. We will discuss your concerns and goals for your pet and the available treatment options, and an initial treatment will be done once agreed upon.

I will also review diet and supplements and consult regarding concerns about your pet’s mobility within the home environment.

What is the difference between chiropractic adjustments and medical manipulation?
Under the law, the term chiropractic applies specifically to humans. When similar techniques are applied to animals, it is correctly called spinal manipulation or medical manipulation.
How are treatment plans developed ?

There are many factors to consider for your pet. Plans will vary depending on the severity and chronicity of the medical concern, as well as the overall long term goals. Some clients may be looking for their pet to be able to comfortably take a 10-15 minute walk, and rise easily from rest without pain, while other clients may have a sporting pet that needs conditioning to return to competition.

Do you offer vaccines or other general practice medical visits ?
I do not offer vaccines or general medical services. If you do not currently have a relationship with a general practice veterinarian in your area, I can always provide recommendations. We have an amazing veterinary community in our area that can meet these needs for you!
What Animals Do you Treat?
I treat cats and dogs. Feel free to contact me about other small mammals or exotics and if I feel I can help, I’ll try! I do not treat horses, but I have a wonderful colleague that I can refer clients to for equine acupuncture and chiropractic care. Her information is below:
Dr. Andria Cogswell (Cogswell Veterinary Chiropractic & Acupuncture)

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