Chiropractic for dogs?

Greetings All,

I just got finished cutting up raw beef liver (gross) for Roxie and Gypsy as part of their homemade dog food diet. The good news is I don’t have to do it very often, as a container goes a long way for them.

I wanted to give you an update on the stray puppy I talked about in my April 2nd and 3rd posts. We found him running around in our neighborhood and ended up taking him to the Humane Society where he was put up for adoption. Great news! He found a permanent home.

I have long been a fan of chiropractic treatment for myself, but never thought about it for my dogs until I noticed that Roxie, who is nine years old, had developed a pronounced hump in her back. At their annual appointment, our very traditional vet didn’t make comment about it, which bothered me as it sure didn’t seem normal to me. When my mom and stepdad came for their annual visit, my mom asked “Roxie has a bump in her back, is supposed to be that way?”. I took action and found a vet, Dr. Maria Williams, here in San Antonio who specializes in holistic pet care, including chiropractic treatments.

Roxie started getting chiropractic adjustments in December, staggered at two weeks, then three weeks, etc. Dr. Williams also recommended we give Roxie regular massage, which I do every 2-3 days. Roxie is a hyper little girl, and really does not like going to the vet for any reason. They administer some homeopathic drops to calm her down before Dr. Williams works on her.

Roxie’s hump is now gone, and she has regained her previous level of energy. We will continue to take her for adjustments about every couple of months for maintenance.

Dr. Williams holds a certification from the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association where you can locate a veterinarian to provide animal chiropractic services in your own area.

I found an excellent article about chiropractic for dogs. If you want to check it out, it is included as part of a free report “Ten Topics for Natural Dog Care”.

Until next time,

Jean

Apr 23, 2009 | 0 | Holistic, Homemade Dog Food, Stray Dog

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