Took Caleb to the chiropractor today and what a difference. ;D What his holistic vet did help but today just added to it. He came home and actually butt tucked around the house! : She said to do some re-conditioning jumping before we get into the real heaving jumping but other than that he should be fine. He was out of alignment by his left shoulder and his right rear, which she said is normal for a twisting injury. She is more and more specializing in performance dog's injuries and rehab. Really nice lady. So, back to work and our next shows the end of the month in Charleston!!!!
glad he is doing better
I am glad to hear Caleb is better. I always look forward to hearing about her trials and hope someday to have Amber follow in his footsteps. I would love to meet Caleb and you someday at the All stars competition.
Kelly and Amber CD RA WC CGC and 2 legs in Novice STD Agility.
I'm glad that you have someone to take him to who can help him. Just like people who need a chiropractor , many people, and I have to assume most dogs never get to someone who can help. Who do you go to?
Dr. Marcia Hall in Garrettsville, Ohio. She hopes to begin to specialize more in performance dog rehab stuff. I really liked her.Originally Posted by patm
Glad Caleb is feeling better.
"In moments of joy all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag." W. H. Auden
Linda, Kona and Bo
So glad he's doing well. Can't wait to see you again. I haven't gotten any word from MB-F on my entry yet. Monnie did not sign up, she is not showing
I did pm her that I hope that I get to see her and Buddy when we are back down and even that we can all go out to dinner. I'm sad she won't be showing.Originally Posted by raian
I'm glad Caleb is feeling better. I personally know that back problems are no fun.
I love that there are chiropractors for animals now. A lot of agility people use them. The chiropractor that comes to our agility club once per month said that the weave poles seem to cause the most problems...lots of issues with the spine. He said the 2nd biggest problem is the a-frame which jams the shoulders.
Murray goes to a kinesiologist in Sierra Visita whenever we are down that way. The first visit he put up quite a fight because he didn't understand what she was doing but now he knows that she's going to help him. He lays down on the floor by her and just heaves big sighs as she starts to work on him. He has always had back problems. When he lays down anywhere in our house he presses his spine into the corner of a chair, wall, etc. and lays arched backwards (like a back bend). This is the same spot the kinesiologist always says is tweaked.
It is amazing, isn't it! The more the performance sports become more popular the more the need for doggie chiropractors, etc. Last night I referred one of my students to this vet. It's also fun to see Caleb moving more and more normally. That is great!