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Airdrie, Alberta
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21 February 2012
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26 July 2012 - 10:56 pm
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Hi everyone,

Haven't posted in awhile, but had something amazing happened that I wanted to share with everyone.  I just started working as an assistant to a pet Chiropractor in my area and decided as a learning opportunity and of course for the health of my girls, I would take them in for an assessment...especially since Miss Roxy (who is now 9 months old) is a tripawd, I knew she would definitely benefit smiley.

Everything went extremely well...not only did I learn lots, I already see some improvements.  Charlee's assessment was pretty uneventful...only some minor adjustments needed which was expected for a healthy, active 4 1/2 year old BC.  Roxy on the other hand, well she was quite the mess sad...which is I guess to be expected for a tripawd.

Things that I thought were normal for a tripawd, were in fact not...like when she walks her back leg is in the center of her body instead of the left side of her body, and when she runs at high speeds her back leg swings out.  Before the adjustment she had a slight head tilt and twist, her spine was quite curvy, vertebrae were humped in some areas, left hip, left shoulder and right elbow were out, and her inner thigh muscle is more developed than her outer thigh.  After her first adjustment there were already amazing improvements; head tilt and twist were a lot less, spine was no longer curvy, humps in vertebrae were gone and her back leg was more on the left side of her body...I am so thrilled and so excited to see her progress over the next few months.

The reason I wanted to share this, is because I think that ALL tripawds (and 4-legged) would benefit from Chiropractic care...so if you haven't tried it, please consider it.  I truly believe the long term health of your dog(s) will greatly improve!

Cheers winker

Roxy…Border Collie cross born on approximately October 27th, 2011;

Rescued in January 2012 by Oops a Dazy Rescue & Sanctuary;

Right hind leg amputated on January 20th, 2012 due to a severe spiral fracture;

Adopted on February 21st, 2012 by Teena, a devoted human & Charlee, a purebred BC.

Hugs, tail wags & sloppy kisses

Portage Lake, Maine
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27 July 2012 - 5:39 am
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That is soooooooooooooooo pawesome!!!  Wow on the dramatic changes so quickly!!  How were the adjustments done?  There are various techniques, so just curious.  I do take both my dogs to chiropractors thru the years and each one has had a different way of adjusting them.

You are lucky to have access so easily! winker

Tracy, Maggie's Mom

Maggie was amputated for soft tissue sarcoma 10-20-09

Maggie lost her battle with kidney disease on 8-24-13

http://maggie.t.....t-24-2013/

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27 July 2012 - 7:21 am
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Hey welcome back! And what a great update, that's wonderful. Yep, we agree that dogs (and their people too!) can benefit greatly from chiro and physical therapy care. If your practitioner feels like contributing a post about it, we would love to share it with the community! PM me if there's an interest.

We'eve covered chiro a couple of times but it's been a while and we're always appreciative of updates from professionals:

Canine Chiropractic Options for Newbies

The Importance of Chiropractic Care


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Airdrie, Alberta
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27 July 2012 - 7:07 pm
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@Tracy...she just uses gentle manipulations by hand, it is quite amazing to watch.

@Jerry...I spoke with Dr. Josee today and she is definitely interested in contributing.  I will pm you :)

Roxy…Border Collie cross born on approximately October 27th, 2011;

Rescued in January 2012 by Oops a Dazy Rescue & Sanctuary;

Right hind leg amputated on January 20th, 2012 due to a severe spiral fracture;

Adopted on February 21st, 2012 by Teena, a devoted human & Charlee, a purebred BC.

Hugs, tail wags & sloppy kisses

Portage Lake, Maine
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28 July 2012 - 7:17 pm
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Will be looking forward to your chiropractor's contribution to this site!  Thank you!

Tracy, Maggie's Mom

Maggie was amputated for soft tissue sarcoma 10-20-09

Maggie lost her battle with kidney disease on 8-24-13

http://maggie.t.....t-24-2013/

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