FAQ for Pet Owners

How much does it cost?

The initial visit is $125. Follow-up appointments are $50.

How long is an appointment?

The initial visit take about 45 minutes. Follow-up appointments are 10-15 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 the doctor's focus is on correcting structural misalignment that is interfering with the function of the central nervous system. This optimizes 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.

Will it hurt my dog?

Chiropractic adjustments do not cause pain. However, your pet may need work in an area that is already tender. The doctor knows this and is 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.

Colorado state law requires that we obtain a referral from an animal’s veterinarian before chiropractic services are provided.
True, this adds an extra step before the initial visit can occur. However, the law was written with 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 type of animals do you see?

At Peak Potential Chiropractic, we specialize in dogs.

What types of problems does chiropractic help?

Below is a partial list of symptoms our doctor can help 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