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    DefaultErns is to have acupunture next week.

    I found a vet who does it and he said Erns sounded like a good candidate for it. He asked if he was well behaved. I said "well behaved um"... I was thinking every time we have had something and they have asked "is he well behaved" it has been a disaster and we have been asked to leave. Before I could answer he said "I see he is almost 11 so of course he hasn't got the brain of a 2 year old. " Yes he does, but we won't tell the vet that. lol.

    He has to stand still for 20 mins and I haven't worked with him on that for ages so not sure if he will so he is getting a crash course in stand this weekend.

    Hopefully that boy will behave himself.

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    Hpe it gives great results Chris! Hope he is in the mood to stand still - but if not, once you're done sobbing, I am sure the new story will be entertaining! HUGS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoatDog View Post
    Hpe it gives great results Chris! Hope he is in the mood to stand still - but if not, once you're done sobbing, I am sure the new story will be entertaining! HUGS!
    I am hoping it will help. The fur on his shoulder is fluffy so 99% sure something is going on with his front legs or shoulder. A vet once told me with Eastern medicine they say what is on the outside indicates something going on inside and she was always spot on.

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    I will be keeping my fingers crossed for Erns and you. Hopefully he stands still and the acupuncture really helps.

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    Indy's hair started turning fluffy as he got older....although he had arthritis in all of his legs (the front two when he was under a year). Hopefully the trickster will be able to settle. (I got 5 bux saying nope, LOL).

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    Chiropracty and acupuncture helped Kodi tremendously when she was about a year old. She was on and off lame in her right front. She could be just fine and then quite lame the next moment. The vet tried chiropraty first, but she was so out of whack that he had to do the acupuncture to relax the muscles enough for the chiropracty to work. The result was almost instant, and she was never lame again. She was out of whack up near the first vertebrae.

    Hope it works for Erns! My vet said that most dog's do stand still much better than you would think, because they feel better, and it is not as painful.


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    I have also heard great things about acupuncture for both humans and animals. I think you'd have to have him lay down and calm him down for a few minutes before they start.. that would be hard for me with my dogs!

    Good luck!

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    Chris, it worked wonders with Bailey. He was unable to climb the stairs and 24 hours after his first acupuncture he was running up the stairs. I took him once a week until his last few weeks when nothing worked.
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    Chiropracty and acupuncture
    Oh. *choke* A few months ago Flynn's vet and I had just begun discussing both of these practices to see if it would reduce his seizure frequency. I'm in favor of either or both, the acupuncture in particular.

    I hope it really does help Erns, and as Sharon said, your telling of the story afterward will be highly entertaining!

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    A friend of mine did acupuncture regularly for her dog. She felt it extended the length and quality of the dog's life by a couple years.
    Hope it does wonders for Erns!



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