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Monti Blu the Mastiff with Seizures and Ear Troubles

dogseizuresWe’d like to cordially introduce you to Monti Blu. Monti here is a rescue mastiff that is nearly 100 pounds of straight loving. Monti started having seizures this year in addition to having horribly infected ears and a scratchy coat with a huge hunch in his back. In other words, Monti was a mess. His mom and dad wanted Monti to have every chance at a great life, and since he’s only four, they figured better start now!

 

Monti’s first visit occurred the morning after he had multiple seizures in a row the day before. He had been on a cocktail of medications but none had seemed to help and most just left him exhausted and lethargic, yet restless to the point where he couldn’t sleep. The seizures started out of nowhere this past year and couldn’t be link to any one specific event, which is why we thought there may be a structural component to why they were happening. (Check out our blogs on seizures for more information on how structure can alter brain conductivity!) He had struggled with ear issues for some time and also a very scratchy, dandruff filled coat.

 

We started seeing Monti Blu every other week for the first two months, and during that time frame he didn’t have a single seizure. He began to sleep soundly for the first time in months and he had more energy than he had ever had previously. Carefully, we began to spread Monti’s adjustments out to see if he would hold. During the next four months, Monti only had two seizures and they were quite mild compared to before. He came out of them quickly and seemed to normalize without much trouble. During this time his ears also began to clear and thanks to the addition of coconut and fish oil, Monti’s coat no longer had any dry skin. In a matter of four months, Monti’s entire life changed just because his parents trusted chiropractic to help, and it did! We love Mr. Monti Blu and look forward to helping him age gracefully and hopefully near seizure-free!

Becca and her Seizure Resolution

Becca here is pretty much one of the most adorable rescue pups we have ever seen. She has captured the hearts of all those who come across her shaggy self and she’ll pretty much do anything for some extra cuddles. Becca started coming to us because she had been limping terribly on her front leg for no apparent reason. Come to find out she had also be a victim of several seizures and bad ear infections.

 

Now if you’ve read any of our articles regarding chiropractic and how it can provide relief for ear infections and even seizures, you might wonder if these also improved when she started to get adjusted. Not only did all of her issues improve, but the limping also disappeared and the seizures haven’t happened in almost nine months, the only change being the added regular chiropractic care. Becca does not take any medication for seizures, she is not on anything for her ears, and her limping is completely gone.

 

She is a very active pup with her sister Abby, and she certainly loves her long walks at the outdoor mall. Her mom never dreamed that something as simple as getting her adjusted would provide such relief to some seriously long-term problems. Now when Becca’s ears appear to flare up or her gait seems a little off, her mom calls and gets her in before it becomes a more chronic problem. Becca’s health is maintained in an alternative manner and we are elated that her fur mom has such faith in this eastern approach to health!

Seizures and Shakiness

Fluke the Hound and his Struggle with Seizures and Shakiness

Dog Seizures and ShakinessThis handsome fellow is Fluke. He is part great dane and part hound, an absolutely perfect mix. With large floppy ears and a voice that will melt your heart, Fluke is definitely a sight for sore eyes. Now this big guy is middle-aged as far as we are concerned and had been a long time sufferer of seizures, ear issues, and severe stiffness and shaking in his back legs. At first Fluke was a little hesitant with us, uncertain of what was going on and truly dealing with some hidden pain. His legs were arthritic and his cervical spine severely rotated, likely contributing to both his ear problems and his seizures. After his first few adjustments, Fluke was like a new pup. His shaking had gone down, his legs moved better, he could sit without completely flopping down, and his ears had lost almost all of their redness. Fluke has only had two incidences since beginning his chiropractic journey where he experienced a seizure and both times occurred right before his adjustment. After figuring out the timing, Fluke’s fur mama decided to move his adjustment up by one week to see if this would alleviate the issue and thus far it has done the trick. Fluke is now completely willing to be worked on, he doesn’t mind having his paws touched or his back end wiggled. He has even decided to start greeting folks by standing up so that he can be eye level. Fluke is definitely feeling better on all counts and we love that he has become such an integral part of our lives because he brings such joy to everyone he meets!

Lab Struggle With Seizures

Bella The Lab & Her Struggle With Seizures

Lab Struggle With SeizuresOur latest and greatest accomplishment involves a labrador having seizures on a nightly basis. Now this pup had no history of trauma, disease, or issues in general, then out of nowhere she started having seizures every night. Her mom was so very concerned as she was a bit older and these seizures would last anywhere from 5 to 25 minutes. It seemed as though the pup was aware of herself but had no control of what her body was doing. Needless to say her mom was looking for anything that might help her baby, so she turned to our mom for chiropractic care.

Her first adjustment went very well, and was advised to be seen a bit more often because of her condition. The good news comes when we tell you that she has been adjusted four times, and by her fourth visit her mom reported that she was down to one seizure a week, that lasted about 5 minutes, and that the pup seemed much more in control than she was previously. Her mom has seen what chiropractic did for her baby and continues to have her adjusted for protection. Our mommy hopes that after a few more adjustments she will be seizure-free, and continue to improve while living out the rest of her long and happy life!

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!