A “pet chiropractor” who filmed himself cracking the joints of cats and dogs has been criticized for putting the pets in “danger”.
Murat Colak used TikTok to demonstrate the practice, which enraged several animal lovers.
In several clips posted on his Bones Hands Animals channel, the self-proclaimed “animal osteopath” can be seen massaging dogs, cats and even horses before cracking their joints.
In a video that has been viewed 2.2 million times, Murat can be seen holding a pug on his lap while holding the pup’s neck and locating a spot on his throat with his thumb.
He lowers his head and seems to be trying to hear the click once the bone is broken.
The pug sits on the man’s lap for about ten seconds, snorting, tongue hanging out, while Murat gently shakes the pup until he finds the joint.
He then presses firmly on the spot and then turns the pug’s head until there is a loud crack and the puppy sits up with a dazed expression on his face.
Murat tells the dog to “breathe” while looking around the room after the procedure.
In another bizarre clip, he can be seen performing the same operation on a large horse while holding its head between his arms.
After fumbling around for a few seconds looking for a spot, Murat snaps the pony’s neck before the animal rips its head off while the man jumps back.
He then demonstrates the chiropractic procedure on the neck of another black horse and the legs of two other horses.
And since viewers were stunned by Murat’s work, his clips even ended up on the subreddit TikTokCringe, where people were furious at the potential dangers the animals could face.
A vet said, “Some animal Chiros are human Chiros. They pose a direct threat to pets.”
“Please do not put your pet at risk of serious injury by taking it to one of these quack doctors.”
Another wrote: “I was doing my internship at an orthopedic vet and this chiro stuff is VERY dangerous. Poor dogs.”
A third said: “I would never put my dog at risk by doing something like this to him. It’s too easy to paralyze him.”
But not everyone agrees as some of Murat’s 3.5million TikTok followers have defended him.
One user commented, “You are as kind to animals as you are to talking to them. You have a good heart!”
A second added: “One dog actually smiled.”