Chiropractors for cats, the new Internet fad

Chiropractors for cats, the new Internet fad

In a world where the well-being of pets takes pride of place, a new trend is emerging and causing a sensation on platforms like TikTok and Instagram: chiropractic for cats. We are observing a growing interest in this unique practice thanks to viral videos, which have tens of millions of views on social networks. But why does this trend captivate Internet users so much?

We know it. Cats are the stars of the Internet. And recently, these little four-legged beasts have moved Internet users thanks to their reactions during chiropractic sessions. On TikTok, these kinds of videos, often very impressive, show chiropractors in action, soothing and delicately adjusting the spines of their feline patients.

What is chiropractic for cats?

Chiropractic for animals, and particularly for cats, is a form of alternative medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. Animal chiropractors use manual techniques to adjust spinal misalignments, believed to improve the overall health and well-being of the animal.

Proponents of the practice say it can provide a multitude of benefits for cats, including improved mobility, reduced pain, improved posture, and even a positive influence on certain stress-related behaviors. Videos often show cats feeling more relaxed and active after their sessions.

@dr.remix CAT CHIROPRACTIC 🤯 (Compilation) via Bones Hands Animals #chiropractic #chiropractor #satisfying #asmr #foryou #fyp #catsoftiktok #catlover #cattok ♬ original sound – Dr. Remix

Despite its growing popularity, cat chiropractic remains a topic of debate within the veterinary community. Some experts warn of potential risks and stress the importance of consulting a qualified veterinarian. They emphasize that, although beneficial in some cases, chiropractic should not replace traditional veterinary care.

An engaged community

Social media has played a crucial role in the rise of this trend. Cat owners share their experiences and advice, forming an online community dedicated to sharing information about feline health and well-being. This community also serves as a platform to raise awareness about the importance of proper pet care.

Some groups even emphasize the dangerousness of such a practice. In a video, accumulating 46.9 million views on TikTok, users debated the benefits of such medicine. “It’s the relief they feel afterwards, it’s so good“, commented user @PeaceChizoba, while another user, @ConceptionArt, questioned this hypothesis: “Yeah, they’re relieved because a guy stops pulling their legs“. The latter was retorted by the user @mr.row: “or because their bones are stuck the wrong way and the guy is helping them?“.

Beyond cats, chiropractic for dogs also fascinates Internet users. On TikTok, content creator Murat Colak, known under the pseudonym @boneshandsanimals, followed by more than 3.8 million subscribers, shares impressive videos of this practice on our animal friends. His videos have hundreds of millions of views, like his video dating from October 29, 2022, with more than 183 million views on the Chinese social network.

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