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Doggy Chiropractor

Did you know there was such a thing as a Doggy Chiropractor?

Yes, there is!

A veterinarian with chiropractic training can help treat dogs joint and back pain.

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When Koda was diagnosis in 2012 with IVDD (Intervetebral disk disease), I didn’t know that there was such a thing as a dog chiropractor!  Although through some research and some awesome dog lover facebook groups I found that an appointment with a doggy chiropractor might benefit Koda.

We had our first chiropractor appointment last October.  We went to a veterinary clinic that had a specialist come in once a week to adjust pups.  It was cool to see her work on Koda, but I didn’t really pick up on everything she was doing as Koda was on the treatment table and the Doctor was just basically rubbing her from what I could see.

So tonight we had our first AT HOME chiropractor appointment.  It was so neat.  I think I enjoyed it as much or more than Koda, as I learned a lot.  I could see the doctor as she gently ran her fingers down Koda’s spine.  You could tell Koda’s painful spots as it caused a ripple of pain in her fur.  The doctor then would push around the spot and the ripple seemed to disappear.  She did this in multiple places, including Koda’s neck.

I wish I could have gotten before and after videos, believe me Koda is happy and playful now even after a few hours after her appointment.  Her tail is held higher than usual, and she is sitting and walking straighter.

Isn’t it amazing that a Doctor can use such small amounts of low force manipulation around the joints and spinal cord and it straightens her out just right!

Luckily the Doctor did not believe that Koda was in such a bad shape.  She believe we can go a few weeks without having to make another appointment.

I am so thankful for holistic veterinarians that believe in things like pressure points and chiropractic adjustments.

Have you ever been to the chiropractor?

 

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1 thought on “Doggy Chiropractor”

  1. I love this! I do canine massage, but often work in conjunction with chiropractors on our clients. Pressure points can do so much with very little “obvious” effort. It’s amazing what the body can do. Thanks for posting.

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