Last month you may recall, I visited Dr. Brent, an animal chiropractor for the first time. Since then, I’ve made two more visits and now my sister Katie is also giving it a try! I learned after the first visit Dr. Brent helps me feel better, and I race in to see him when I have my appointments!
I didn’t have any serious issues when I started seeing my animal chiropractor, just some small things, but Mom says it is amazing how I have changed! I sit normally, I am back to giving Mom hugs all the time, I walk more straight, and I don’t get mad and crabby like I had been. We are both thrilled, and I will continue to visit Dr. Brent occasionally to stay adjusted. He says with each visit I need less adjustment because my body is adapting to how it should be.
Poor Katie is having issues dragging her back paw again. Her Rejenease supplements have helped her feel better which puts her in the mood to walk more, but walking more means her claws on the back left paw are worn down again. Mom thought perhaps Katie could benefit from an animal chiropractor. She came along with me on my last visit but she was scared to death. She tried to hide behind the curtain at first, but she did slowly come out and eventually warmed up to Dr. Brent.
Katie is older and has quite a few issues, so she will most likely need many treatments. There is no guarantee she will walk any better, but there are other health benefits from getting properly adjusted.
The nerves can actually be somewhat cut off if you are out of alignment. By being properly adjusted the nerves open up and the blood flow returns. This alone should help Katie feel better. Heavens, I know I feel much better and I didn’t have any issues like Katie has.
We dogs are much more in touch with our bodies than humans are which is why one treatment for us is like ten for humans. Katie was pretty tired the first couple days after her treatment, but she has also been more alert. We have also noticed she is a bit restless and we think it is because she is feeling things she hasn’t felt in a while and she isn’t quite sure what to do about it. We are excited to see how she does after a second adjustment today.
Katie and I both got the full treatment, top to bottom, front to back. My session was pretty short, Katie’s took more time because it was her first one, but one thing is for sure, we were both worn out afterwards! Visiting the animal chiropractor helps us stay fit because our furry bodies feel better which makes us feel more like doing fun stuff like playing and working out. If your pup has any issues with movement, stiffness, or other pains, give an animal chiropractor a try! You might just be amazed at how your dog changes for the better after just one or two treatments!
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