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Rocco and his Little Limp

Say hello to Rocco! Rocco here is a handsome little shih tzu that was having a horrible time with his front right leg. The little guy just could not get comfortable. He was limping, lame, and really not wanting to use that leg at all. His tail was tucked and his back started to hunch. Soon his back legs started to wobble and his gait was completely off. Being familiar with chiropractic herself, Rocco’s mom found us and gave us a call to bring him in!

 

Rocco was an absolute gem and a gentleman. Though a little nervous and showing signs of discomfort, he was able to be adjusted from head to tail. Within his first adjustment his back had already started to flatten and his limp was not nearly as bad. What a difference in such a short period of time! Now Rocco’s issues were a little more difficult because he had this habit of pushing himself to the limit when he was feeling good….so naturally he continued to reinjure himself time after time. Luckily his fur parents were very diligent and they iced him religiously as well as got him adjusted weekly for a period of time.

 

Two months after starting care, Rocco has made a complete recovery. He can play with his sister, he can jump, run, and tumble and is no worse for the wear. He continues to get adjusted once a month to maintain his progress and prevent a relapse. Rocco is a doll and we hope his story will give some hope to all those with a limp that just won’t resolve!

Bella the Lab and Her Wiggly Hips and Limping

bellalofquistBella is a beautiful hazel-eyed girl that was really struggling with limping. Not that she didn’t enjoy being a puppy, but she wasn’t really acting like one. She seemed to come up lame fairly regularly and walk as if her hips were really giving her trouble. It started to worsen to where she really didn’t play for longer than a few moments, when she did she would limp afterward, and was more inclined to snuggle than go get crazy with her best gal pal Regalo. Seeing as Bella was only a few months over a year old, her fur mama was worried that something else was going on, perhaps hip dysplasia or worse, despite her xrays showing nothing wrong. That’s when she decided to give chiropractic a try.

 

Bella was an absolute doll at her first visit. She came in, smiled, and instantly made herself at home next to her mom. Her gait was a little off, and quite wiggly. Now we understand some pups have varying degrees of “wiggly” in their normal walk, but for Bella it seemed a bit too much. She was really thrusting her back legs forward and almost appeared slightly lame. A slight limp was definitely present. Upon closer examination it was realized that Bella had a lot of structural instability going on in both her spine but also in her pelvis. This was good news because it indicated that perhaps Bella could be helped through chiropractic after all!

 

After her first adjustment Bella had already begun to show signs of improvement. She was walking a bit straighter, with confidence, and she had less sensitivity in her spine. After a few more visits Bella was like a new pup. She was playing, initiating the play, keeping up with her playmate, and even showing her up at times. Bella had become a confident girl and was feeling great, she could move the way her body was intended to move, without restriction, and because of this was able to really go back to being a puppy. We love Bella and are so happy she decided to give us a try!!