Has your pet been suffering from ANY of the following?

  • general lameness

  • poor performance

  • low energy

  • gait alterations

  • lethargy

  • sore spots on back (where saddle rests)

  • pain posturing

  • rear limb dragging

  • stiffness

Animal Chiropractic with Dr. Paul Paez, D.C.

Dr Paez is trained by the American Veterinarian Chiropractic Association based in Texas. This training is designated only for individuals who hold an advanced degree such as Dr. Paez’s doctorate degree in Chiropractic. Dr Paez completed his training to adjust animals in 2004 and was awarded the title Animal Chiropractor.

Dr Paez has been adjusting animals for the past 12 years, both large and small. He has adjusted chickens, cats, dogs, ponies, horses, cows, llamas, and pigs.  His horse adjusting takes him all over the United States to places like Texas, California, Hawaii and Georgia. He has worked with high performance race horses, jumpers, hunters and business oriented trail horses.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why Chiropractic for my cat or dog?

Maybe you notice that your pet is behaving differently, more moody, lethargic or physically looks uncomfortable. Dr Paez finds most owners are correct with their instincts that something is wrong with their furry child even though they cleared their conventional Vet check.

Common signs your pet may need chiropractic care:

  • Refuses to jump into car
  • Can no longer squat to eliminate
  • Pulls away when you want to stroke his/her head
  • Appears to be favoring one or more legs
  • Doesn’t want to play like “normal”
  • Dragging feet on walks
  • Has become more aggressive for no reason
  • Isolates themselves

What to Expect:

Dr. Paez will evaluate your pet’s spine from head to tail, as well as the ribs, and both front and rear extremities. He will evaluate for the primary condition that affects the spine, called the Subluxation. Dr Paez is very thorough and efficient;  it generally takes him 10-15 minutes to adjust. Results will vary depending on the location, and length of time your pet has been suffering from the Subluxations. Because the Subluxation affects the nervous system, you can expect changes such as increased movement, improved internal organ function, mood and even dissolution of poor behavior patterns.

Where do I go to have my dog, cat or horse adjusted?

All small animals MUST be seen at the Integrative Veterinary Care, 5775 Chesapeake Court, San Diego, CA 92121. To schedule an appointment, call 858-500-3777. For horses, Dr. Paez will be glad to come to you.

How do I know if my horse needs chiropractic?

Watch this to learn a bit more:

Why Chiropractic for my horse?

Common symptoms Dr. Paez can help with are general lameness, poor performance, gait alterations, low energy, lethargy, sore spots on back (where the saddle rests), pain posturing (excess shying, head tossing, girthiness when saddled), rear limb dragging and stiffness. Often times these symptoms are due to a condition called “Vertebral Subluxation Complex” or “Subluxation”.  A subluxation occurs due to accidents, injuries and repeated over-use, which strains and tears tissues, leading to misalignment of one or more bones in the spine. The most serious component of this complex is when the nerves that exit between these spinal bones are squeezed or pinched, resulting in neurological deficit that results not only in physical pain, organ dysfunction, but also potential behavioral symptoms.  Many “first timer” horses that are adjusted see amazing results within 1-2 days.

Shoulder pain is evaluated for subluxations or spinal misalignments in the lower neck.

Preparing your Horses:

Horses need to be ready with halters in advance with a mounting block at the ready. The person assisting Dr. Paez may be the owner or a stable supervisor – no children. No medication should be given 2-3 hours before sessions. Horses should not be ridden for at least 12 hours. If instructed by Dr. Paez, you may run cool water on their back or apply liniment after their adjustment.

Chiropractic is for humans too!

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Videos of Animals cared for by Dr. Paez!

Luxating Patella is a painful condition and can lead to surgery. Dr. Paez has been successful in helping with conditions and in many cases preventing surgery.

It is common for certain breeds to develop degeneration in the spine and hips. Dr. Paez has discovered chiropractic care with adjucts of cold laser and massage and improve quality of life and give “senor” dogs a better life.

Dr. Paez often times works in conjunction with other modalities such as massage and acupuncture to not only relieve pain but to address nerve irritation.