Dachshunds, Back Pain, and Animal Chiropractic

If you own a Dachshund, you are probably aware that they are prone to back problems.  As a matter of fact, the lifetime prevalence for disc disease in the breed is estimated to be 19%.  Essentially, 1 in 5 Dachshunds will experience disc disease…
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Soreness Post-Adjustment, Normal or Not?

Will My Dog Be Sore After an Adjustment?   Do dogs get sore after an adjustment? This is a question we get frequently in our practice, and it is a good one. After all, many people associate chiropractic with violent twisting and loud…
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Natural Solution for Paralyzed Dogs

One moment your dog is running blissfully through the yard – then suddenly, without warning, he begins dragging his hind legs.  A paralyzed dog is a terrifying ordeal for pet owners that typically results in a visit to the closest emergency…
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To go or not to go: Constipation in Pets

Constipation and Chiropractic – What’s the Connection?                   Have you ever noticed your pet straining to do their business, and yet nothing comes out? Constipation isn’t a condition that only affects…
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Laser Therapy and Chiropractic Care: A Perfect Match!

Chiropractic and Laser – A Perfect Match for Animals?   Structure determines function. This statement is the foundation upon which the body and chiropractic works. Optimum structure is important for your spine – just as it is for…
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Luxating Patella and Conservative Treatment Options

Luxating Patella – What’s the Cause and How to Treat Conservatively   Luxating patella is a common orthopedic condition in a small animal practice, but what causes it? There are a few theories out there, but many cases appear related…
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Laser Therapy For Your Pet

Laser Therapy As technology advances, we continue to develop new treatments to treat a wide variety of conditions. One of the new medical technological breakthroughs utilizes lasers. Don’t worry, these aren’t like the lasers you may have…
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The Benefits of Titer Testing

Vaccine Titers and Your Pets   There’s a growing trend toward treating diseases naturally throughout the world – for both people and their pets. One of these natural health treatments involves vaccination. One school of thought states…
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Why Puppy Sitting is only Acceptable in Puppies!

Is puppy sitting a bad thing? Well for starters YOU should NEVER sit on a puppy. But that's not what we're talking about! No we are talking about the way your little pooch pie sits! Is there anything more adorable than a puppy? Sure, they…
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Heat Exhaustion and YOUR Pet

Caring for Your Pets During the Summer   The summer sun sits high in the sky during a scorching July day. Heat radiates off asphalt roads as temperatures soar into the 90’s. In the backyard, a dog lays in yellow stained grass panting…
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Hemp Oil for Our Pets?

CBD Hemp Oil For Your Dog?   Does your pet suffer from arthritis, immune issues, stress, aggression, seizures, anxiety, or digestive problems? If so, your pet may benefit from CBD hemp oil. According to the online magazine Dog…
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Gordon the Shepherd and his Pinched Nerve

Check out Gordon! He is a rescued shepherd that caught our hearts the moment we met him. He is an absolute Velcro dog and thinks he is only ten pounds. When Gordon started limping horribly, his fur mom was very concerned. It got to the point…
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Josette The Coton and her Luxated Patellas

This gorgeous little lady is Josette. She’s a coton de tulear and since puppyhood she has struggled with limping in her back end. Come to find out Josette has luxating patella in both of her back legs, a very common condition in her breed.…
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Zuko the Rottie and his Bad Back

Check out Zuko- that handsomest rottie mix that we’ve ever seen. We may be a little partial…he’s certainly grown on us over the past several months and become part of the family. Zuko came in because he was dealing with a lot of limping…
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Water fountains for Our Pets!

What are the benefits of a water fountain for your cat?                Pet water fountains are popping up in American households nationwide. Is this some type of fad, or is there an actual benefit for our furry friends? According…