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Roxy's Chiro Appointment
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13 February 2013 - 8:21 am
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I finally remembered to video one of Miss Roxy’s Chiro adjustments.  You will hear a couple of trigger words in the video that are very important…”flinch” and “shake”.  Flinches are when you touch a spot on their spine and it looks like their skin crawls…these are bad!  This means that the vertebrae in that area are locked up.  Usually if there at flinches there is also heat…this can be the onset of inflammation.  Most times the adjustment will fix this, however, we usually ask that you check later that evening to see if the heat is still there and if it is we recommend icing the area which is a natural anti-inflammatory treatment.  To feel for heat simply run the palm of your hand along your dogs spine starting at the top of their head and continuing down to the base of their tail.  Often times the difference can be very subtle but what you are looking for is a temperature difference above and below the area that you think has heat.

At the end of the video you will see that we ask Roxy to shake it off.  One of the things we like to see after an adjustment is a full body shake which is where your dog shakes their whole body…from their head straight through to the tip of their tail (which Roxy does beautifully)…this indicates that all their vertebrae are moving smoothly.

Between adjustments you want to watch for both of these things.  If you see flinches or feel heat, you may need to get your dog in for an adjustment before their next appointment, however, if you are seeing full body shakes this usually indicates that things are still going well.

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.

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13 February 2013 - 10:37 am
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oh my gosh thank you! This is wonderful and so helpful for people considering chiro. May we share it in one of our blogs? If so, who is the practitioner and what clinic are they located at? We’d love to give them a shout out. Thanks again!

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13 February 2013 - 1:31 pm
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Great vid, thanks for sharing! Roxy is so tolerant too. Quad pug Tani get regular chiro adjustments to help with her arthritis and I have to distract her with food the whole time.

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Very helpful. Thanks for sharing it with folks.

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14 February 2013 - 6:50 pm
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Wicked impressive that she stood there the entire time.  What a good girl.  She is a darn good looking BC cross…but then again, I’ve got a thing for that sort of thing.  Soooo purrrty!

ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12.  Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ!  No side effects.  We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments.  He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors!  Our love. Our funny little guy!

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14 February 2013 - 7:53 pm
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that was great!!!

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13 March 2013 - 11:15 pm
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Sorry Jerry, I must not have read your reply fully the first time…you most definitely may share my video on one of your blogs smiley  The name of Roxy’s doctor is Josée Gerard and the clinic’s name is Kiro 4 Pets.  She runs her clinic out of High Tails Pet Resort in Airdrie, Alberta Canada.  I know a lot of your followers are in the US, so if anyone is looking for a Chiropractor for their pets I am sure she would have no problem helping you find a Chiropractor…she owned two practices in the US, one in Wisconsin and one in Minnesota (where she spearheaded the process to make it legal for trained and qualified chiropractors to practice animal chiropractic in the state) .  She also had a practice in Montreal, Quebec Canada if anyone needs help finding someone out that way.  You can find out more info about Animal Chiropractic and how to contact Dr. Josée by email at…

http://www.kiro4pets.com

or you can “pm” me and I can find out for you since she is my boss smiley

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.

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14 March 2013 - 11:32 am
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Sorry Jerry, I must not have read your reply fully the first time…you most definitely may share my video on one of your blogs smiley 

Thanks! Stay tuned for a post! I’m also going to list your clinic in our Vet Referrals Discussion Forum, thanks for sharing this information with us. Give Roxy a big hug from us!

 

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That was great, thank you! Is Roxy a Border Whippet by chance? I have a lovely, athletic whippet puppy who will need to have a rear leg amputated (caught up in umbilical cord in utero, and can’t be fixed). I know chiropractic and acupuncture will help him stay sound and active. You just can’t keep these dogs down. He is perfectly healthy and full of energy. Looks like Roxy is that way too. 

Kim O.

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Hi Kim, thanks for joining us, your future posts won’t require moderation. We look forward to hearing more about you and your pup, please consider starting a new topic in “Beyond Cancer” (a great place here just for dogs without cancer) so we can get to know you! He sounds like a great pup.

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