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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!