Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: How do I know if my animal might benefit from this type of treatment?

A: Your pet or performance animal athlete may benefit from treatment at Animal Options if they are exhibiting any of the following symptoms:


Small Animals:

  • Decrease in performance level
  • Chronic neck or back pain
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Lick granuloma
  • Limping
  • Decreased flexibility
  • Muscle spasms
  • Traumatic injuries such as flips or falls
  • Unwillingness to raise neck or head
  • Difficulty getting up from a prone or lying down position
  • Reluctance to climb stairs or jump up or down
  • Hiding, or pets that are not seeking attention as usual
  • Biting, snapping, or crying when picked up
  • Stutter stepping at jumps
  • Sidewinding or crabbing
  • Crooked sits
  • Cold tail/Limber tail
  • Refusing agility or obedience exercises previously performed

Large Animals:

  • Decrease in performance level
  • Girthiness
  • Cold backed
  • Lameness
  • Mareish behavior
  • Reproductive disorders
  • Tail wringing
  • Refusing jumps
  • Difficulty or refusal picking up leads or switching leads
  • Traumatic injuries such as slips, falls, or trailer accidents
  • Difficulty or refusal to spin or slide
  • Muscle spasms
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Teeth grinding
  • Resists being bridled
  • Stiffness, difficulty bending, decreased flexibility
  • Short striding
  • Heavy on one rein
  • Difficult to flex at the pole
  • Bucking or refusing to buck (rodeo stock)
  • Hip hiking
  • Cosmetic neck sweating

Q: How many treatments will my animal require?

A: Frequently multiple treatments spread over several weeks or months are needed to reverse some chronic conditions. Typically, the more severe or longstanding problems take longer to resolve. Performance animals benefit greatly from routine preventative maintenance care every 4-8 weeks depending on the level of athletic activity. Geriatric animals often require frequent treatments to remain as flexible and active as possible.