Kitten Radial Hypodysplasia

Watson The Kitten & His Radial Hypodysplasia

Kitten Radial HypodysplasiaFinally, another one of our own. We’d like you to meet Watson, a very cute kitten with a very interested disease called radial hypoplasia. At eight months old, Watson is no different than any other kitten, except for the minor detail that his front paws fold inward, he has prosthetics, and walks on two feet like a human. Besides that he plays, he jumps, he cuddles, and he loves just like any other kitten. Watson was first introduced to our mom because his own fur mama ran into her at The Pet Beastro. They got to chatting and decided it was a good idea to get him under chiropractic care, the sooner the better. That very next week Watson came in and got his first ever adjustment. Now Watson had been to multiple specialists and naturally was loved by all, and he most definitely has a special spot in our mom’s heart too. He was incredibly sensitive throughout his spine, in fact the lightest of touches caused a big muscular reaction, and he had twitches constantly. Watson had to be treated a bit differently because his actual anatomy had changed to compensate for his condition. Because he was using his hind legs predominantly, Watson had begun to develop a lumbar curvature, just like toddlers do when they begin to walk. Cats are not meant to have this extra curve in their spine, in fact their discs are much thinner than a humans and are not meant to experience compressive forces. The normal anatomy allows for shearing forces across the spine due to the four-legged weight bearing. When this changes, everything gets thrown off kilter. Needless to say Watson is a perfect chiropractic candidate. Multiple adjustments in and he is feeling frisky as ever, in fact feeling a bit too adventurous at times jumping off countertops and doing unnecessary acrobats. To learn more about Watson, radial hypoplasia, and other disorders, check out his fur mama’s website: Handi-Cat, and follow her on instagram!

Dog Painful Back End

Javier The Pitbull & His Painful Back End

JavierHugheyWe cannot believe how many wonderful things have happened lately with our mom’s patients. After she gave a talk at a chiropractic center, Javier decided to try chiropractic care. Javier is a rescue dog with a not-so-nice backstory. By only 8 weeks he had incurred thousands of dollars in veterinary bills because he was a victim of dog fighting. His rescue mom didn’t hesitate to do whatever it took to help him live. Now, at 1.5 years old, Javier is as sweet as can be but unfortunately has never had quite the pep in his step that a young pit puppy should. He’d been xrayed twice and told that he possibly had hip dysplasia and already early signs of arthritis. When his mom heard our mom talking, she thought maybe chiropractic could help him out. Well, she was right. Javier definitely had some issues with his hips, however, they were coming from a fixated pelvis. After his first adjustment, Javier’s mom said he’s been walking better and longer daily, he’s got tons more energy, and he’s actually jumping on furniture and running up and down stairs. She couldn’t believe her eyes and is so excited to see her pup finally feel the way a puppy should!

Dog Elbow Dysplasia

Tucker The Lab With Elbow Dysplasia & Mild Seizures

Dog Elbow DysplasiaSay hello to Tucker! Tucker is an almost four-year-old black lab with some of the most loving fur parents a guy could have. He’s sweet, he’s charming, and he loves to give our mom big fat kisses. You may be wondering why a pup so young started seeing our mom, so we figured we’d tell you. Tucker had both of his elbows operated on at a very young age because of abnormal bony fragments and growth. Since then he’d always had a bit of an on again off again limp when walking. Walking with his dad is by far one of his most favorite activities so this just wasn’t going to do. Also, he had started to have seizure-like episodes and his parents were worried. They had been going to the chiropractor for themselves for quite some time so they thought maybe getting Tucker adjusted would be their answer. Thus far, they have been correct. Tucker has been under chiropractic care for nearly one year and during that time has not had one episode, nor has he had any limping issues. His elbows are as stable as they can be and he’s got a great deal of energy, perfect for playing with his new baby sister Lily. Tucker has become part of our family over the last year, and we are so happy our mom was blessed enough to meet his fur parents!