This gorgeous lady lab is Chi, pronounced “shy”. When we first met her, she was most definitely a shy girl, very nervous and a little bit uncertain. She had been re-homed at the age of 11 simply because her previous fur parents were unable to give her the care or love she needed. After finding her perfect forever home, her new mom went to work completely overhauling her diet and lifestyle. Chi went from a dry, grain-filled kibble diet to a dehydrated raw and now a raw diet. She transition slowly but well. She began to get some exercise as well and was socialized with her new fur moms other pups. In addition she began to get adjusted. Chi had a horrible hot spot on her paw that was big, red, hot, and oozy. She constantly licked and it never had a chance to heal. While her previous owners dismissed the wound, her new mom knew she could do more and thought perhaps it was more of a nerve issue than anything else. She couldn’t have been more correct. Through regular adjustments, Chi spent less time wearing a cone and began to leave her paw alone for longer periods of time and it was able to heal. Though it took a few months, Chi’s paw is entirely healed and she leaves it alone now. Her energy levels are through the roof, she’s openly greets visitors when they come over rather than hiding in her kennel, and she’s overall a much friendlier and happier dog. We are so happy she was re-homed, especially in her golden years, and even happier that her new mom wanted to make them the best years possible.
This is Libby. Libby is an adorable boxer that loves to give kisses and hugs. She started seeing our mom because she was very prone to ear infections, so much so that her ears were in a near constant state of inflammation. They were red, pussy, and she HATED having them cleaned because they were so tender. Her fur parents decided to give chiropractic a try to see if there was something more going on causing her ear infections. They’d already addressed her nutritional issues and this seemed to be the logical next step. Well they made a great decision because little by little miss Libby’s ear infections become less frequent. The redness died down and her ears began to open up and clear. She no longer had the itching, the pain, or the sensitivity to her ears being touched and this was a huge relief. She continues to be seen for protection to help prevent future ear infections and in the meantime hasn’t had a single one. We are so glad Libby found our mom and that she could be helped through chiropractic!
This is Figaro. Figaro is a sixteen year old domestic short hair with a healthy attitude and disdain for all things furry (besides himself). He has struggled with digestive issues, allergies, skin problems, excessive dander, and constipation for quite some time. When he first started seeing our mom, Figaro had already made drastic improvements from several months of nutritional change. His allergies went away, dander went down, and his skin was better than ever. He couldn’t quite get over the hump of his lingering digestive problems that were causing him to vomit fairly regularly and his constipation. These last two things caused his mom to seek out chiropractic care. During his exam, our mom found several structural shifts within Figaro’s spine and extremities. After his first adjustment, Figaro began showing improvement. First his digestive problems began to resolve. By his third adjustment, he no longer had any constipation, his allergies were nonexistent, and his vomiting was down to a healthy hairball monthly. We couldn’t be more excited for our feline friend, and are quite glad he’s no longer throwing up daily!
Finally a change of pace! Our mom has been working so much with dogs that we thought she’d forgotten about us…and other species. Today we’d like to talk about Temperance, a four-legged fur baby of the smaller variety. Tempy (as she’s called by her parents) is a lovely little bunny rabbit that turned five years old recently. She enjoys the good life, lots of veggies, playtime and playmates, and endless hours of snuggling. There was just one problem, Tempy had a chronic case of the sniffles, or as we like to call it her never-ending cold. She would sneeze, clean her nose, sneeze again, and again, and then again. She just couldn’t beat whatever was causing her to have such bad nose problems. The worst part is that her sniffles didn’t seem to correlate with the seasons, allergies, diet, or anything. Her parents didn’t know what to do and they were worried about their little girl. They met Dr. Christina at a talk she gave at their own chiropractor’s office and decided that this was something they needed to try for Tempy. That very next week our mom started to adjust Temperance, who had an incredibly rotated bone at the very top of her skull. It took some getting used to, but after she completed her initial phase of care Temperance was down to only the occasional sneeze and almost a completely clear nose. All parties involved were so excited to help this sweet little girl, and now she can finally stop and smell the roses!
Introducing Spirit, a spunky American Eskimo that has endless energy. Spirit has been seeing our mom for about one year now and he has transformed incredibly. When he first came to her, Spirit was having awful digestive problems, lockjaw, and a very itchy hind end that he couldn’t stop biting. His first evaluation revealed some structural issues in his midback and ribcage. Our mom explained that often times when there is pressure on the spinal cord and nerves in a specific area, the body will react in a patterned way. For instance, where Spirit was having trouble related directly to his symptoms. The levels of the spine where the nerves where being impinged actually are the same nerves affecting digestive organs. His jaw was also incredibly locked up and loosened almost immediately after his first adjustment. To top it all off Spirit had some structural shifting going on in his pelvic girdle, contributing to the constant itch of his back end. After his first few adjustments Spirit was like a new dog. His jaw was moving and grooving, he was able to eat his food and actually absorbed nutrients. His digestive problems were markedly improved and shortly thereafter the biting of the back end stopped. Spirit continues to be seen for maintenance and he has finally found that relief he needed so desperately!
Meet Cookie. She is one heck of a gal. This pitbull is nine years old and loves to give kisses in excess. Cookie has had partial hind end paralysis for at least four years of her life. It happened out of nowhere several years ago and she’s never fully recovered. At the time her fur parents were told she had disc issues and they should go see a specialist, so they did. The specialist veterinarian told them if he were to operate on her, she would most likely come out worse than when she started. So her parents decided to let her be and see how she would function. Well, here we are four years later and she’s still happy as a clam. Cookie walks using her front limbs and with the help of a support underneath her belly. She can still move her back legs somewhat but has a lot of trouble getting her grip and strength up. She falls often and has trouble getting up and down. Her parents found our mom when they were looking for possible ways to help improve Cookie’s quality of life. Cookie has been seeing our mom now for a few months and each adjustment has proven better than the last. Most recently, in fact, Cookie’s dad commented on how Cookie was able to get up on her own and from behind she was walking without support, and he even confused her with one of his other dogs because she looked nothing like herself. She has finally been getting some sleep, and on that same note has been sleeping through the night, something she hadn’t done in years. She is actually able to walk without support on cement and on the grass, and she doesn’t fall over. Her paws are rarely curled under anymore and she seems to have a great deal more control than she has in years. Cookie is a work in progress and by no means is she one hundred percent. She has, however, come light years from where she started and we can tell she’s finally feeling more like herself. After over four years of not being able to walk, it’s nice to be able to help this lovebug reach more of her full potential. Our mom loves this spunky girl and she’s over the moon with how much she has improved under chiropractic care!