I love my dog chiropractor, Dr. Brent. Now I have said it, the cat is out of the bag! I would say, he is one of my favorite people on this planet. Why? He is very nice and he makes me feel so good! I have claimed him as my own, and he knows it!
My first adjustment was back in April 2015. I was a bit apprehensive at first but by the end of my first adjustment I was over the wabbit hole happy! Dr. Brent knows exactly what to do with me so I feel like a new dog. I always greet him with open paws, and lots of kisses, and I get very angry if he only adjusts Katie and not me. I give Mom and him a real mean look. They say if looks could kill, they would be dead!
As dogs age, as with humans, the body goes through a lot and often times things fall out of alignment. With me, it took regular adjustments over several months for my body to really be back in top form. Now I only need adjusting every couple months, which is sad for me as I love it so much.
Mom can tell when I need the dog chiropractor as I get slightly crabby, and I walk a bit differently. There is no pain associated with my treatments, the only side effect is I’m really tired out and need a good long nap after Dr. Brent leaves.
If you have a big dog like my sister Katie, no worries. Dog chiropractors are really animal chiropractors and even work on horses! Even Katie is happy to see Dr. Brent when he shows up. She had her first adjustment about a month after I had started my treatment.
We are so lucky, because our dog chiropractor is in our area a lot, which means he can stop by our house and do our adjusting. These days it is very hard for Katie to travel, which makes a home visit all the better!
Katie needs to be adjusted about every three weeks. When she starts to have trouble walking it is the sign to call Dr. Brent. Her adjustments feel so good, she often falls asleep while being worked on. After an adjustment it takes Katie two to three days to fully recover. Those couple of days, her walks are real short, and she sleeps more than usual.
If your dog is real active or perhaps a senior with movement issues, we highly recommend a dog chiropractor. It is not a cure all for every issue a dog may have, but it sure is helpful and your dog will love it! Katie and I are both so grateful Mom lets us get adjusted when we need it. It has really helped improve our quality of life. Getting adjusted gets you back into alignment and ready to tackle the world in correct form once again!
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M. K. Clinton says
I have been reading a lot about dog chiropractor and acupuncture. Both are so interesting to me. Did your doctor go to a specific school for animal chiropractors?
He is a human chiropractor, but then went to school to learn animal chiropractic and he is a certified animal chiropractor. We would only go to a certified one.Mom says it makes her so happy to see my joy whenever he comes by. She knows how much better it makes me feel by watching my behavior. At my last treatment, after one or two “tweaks” I would run all excited in a circle or two and then go back for more. That is all the proof we need to know it is a good thing. Katie can’t do that, but we see the happiness in her face.
That’s great. I can see how that would be so beneficial.
Mom is amazed at how excited I get when he is here and how mad I get if I don’t get adjusted. She has never seen such good proof of something that must really work.
Ellen Shedlarz says
You are so lucky that your mother loves you all so much.
Sometimes she says we are brats because we have had such a good life and don’t know what it is like for less fortunate dogs. She is probably right, but I think our life is pretty perfect except for not being allowed off leash to hunt.
SlimDoggy (@MySlimDoggy) says
We’ve never tried chiro for the dogs. SlimDoggy Steve has done it. Maybe I’ll see if we have one in our area.
I think if everyone saw how excited I am and how I dance around and get into position so he can work on me, humans would realize how good it must feel. We are so thankful we started getting adjusted last year. It has been great for Katie and for me.
Sparkle the PBGV says
What a cool doctor! I do not think we have one of those docs in our area. I am so glad you and Katie both love the treatments so very much. Emma, do you make funny grunts and groan noises as he works on you? XOXO Sparkle the PBGV
Nope. No noises. Sometimes I get up and run around in a circle or two and then come back, but it is because whatever he did felt so good! We are just worn out after out adjustments but a nap cures that.
That’s so great that your chiropractor makes house calls! It sounds like it’s really beneficial for both of you girls!
It really is. I would bet most dogs could use some adjusting when they hit middle age. It not only helps us feel better, but I am in a better mood and don’t get mad as easily when I play because I feel good.
Two French Bulldogs says
We do believe in chiropractors for us. Why not
Lily & Edward
We are definite believers!
Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs says
we wish there were more doggie chiropractors around – we had a wonderful one in Nebraska but haven’t been able to find one since then
We are really lucky to have Dr. Brent. They are not easy to find.
Earl Lover says
How cool! It sounds as though you have yourself a reliable Chiropractor.
He is great! I bet one day you might benefit from one after all your agility work.
Talent Hounds says
I have always found acupuncture so interesting. So cool the same methods of healing can work for our pets.
Many things do work for dogs. The big difference in chiropractic is one treatment for a dog is like ten for a human because we dogs are so in touch with our bodies. That is why most dogs need a good nap and about a day to recover but we love it.
Those big doggies that used to be here would sure loved that by cracky!
Oh yeah. He does any animals I think, but he enjoys horses.
Cascadian Nomads Bethany Clochard says
When we had to switch SAMPs and the new one just wasn’t helping, someone recommended a chiropractor but I never followed up. Thanks for the reminder of how beneficial it can be and for the push to finally find one of our own!
The way I react to Dr. Brent is pure proof of how good it makes a dog feel. We are so lucky to have him.
Diane Silver (@ToDogWithLove) says
Wow, you’re lucky your chiropractor makes housecalls! Rocco visits one too — so important for active and performance dogs. Insurance will often pay for doggie chiro visits too!
We are really lucky, but I think he comes by our house because it is so hard for Katie to get out and about these days, and he is in the area.
Tails Around the Ranch says
So far Sam hasn’t needed a dog chiropractor but he probably could use a dog psychiatrist! ღ
LOL! I don’t know of any of those!
Jan K says
I sure can see nothing but good about this….you like him, he makes house calls, and he makes you and Katie feel better. It sounds perfect. I doubt we have one in our area though. Does it benefit dogs with arthritis or is it other issues it really treats?
It doesn’t really do anything for the actual arthritis, but because of the arthritis the body is out of whack and he gets it back in line as best as it can be. We see a difference in Katie and can tell when she needs adjusting. The Rejenease has helped with the arthritis symptoms.
Tenacious Little Terrier says
Mr. N has received a mini-massage before but no chiro yet. If I thought he needed it, we’d try it.
If he doesn’t need it, no need to try it. Massages are great, but their effects are short lived, the chiro adjustments are long lasting. It is something to keep in mind in case he ever needs adjusting.
The Island Cats says
I haven’t seen a chiropractor, but I have had acupuncture because I have some back issues. ~Ernie
I guess it would just depend on what the back issues are if chiropractic treatments would help or not. Chiro treatments actually move stuff back into place which gets rid of the pain of being out of adjustment. I sure can feel the difference.
Groovy Goldendoodles says
I don’t think so – not yet at least. We plan to travel back to VA in March for an annual appt. I will ask the vet many questions now that Harley is 7 years old.
Seeing the chiropractor is something Mom figured out on her own. I was squeaking a lot when Bailie and I would play chase and wrestle which to her was a sign I was hurting. Coincidentally, at the same time Bailie’s daycare was having Dr. Brent in to demonstrate animal chiro stuff. Mom thought I should go, so I did and it was the start of me feeling so much better. Then she realized it could help Katie and Katie started getting adjusted as well. You know the boys well enough to know if they seem out of alignment or in pain. If they do seem that way, try a chiropractor.
Sydney see a chiropractor every 6 weeks; she also gets acupuncture at the same appointment. She hasn’t learned to love her doctor yet, but we’re hoping that’s coming.
What! I loved mine after the first visit. I feel like a new dog after he works on me! Hope it helps Sydney as much as it helps Katie and I. It is so much better than getting pain meds from the vet. We are all for figuring it out without medicine if possible.
We have not seen a Chiropractor but we do see an acupuncturist – we’ve always wanted to have a good Chiro, so this is a good reminder to seek one out, thank you!
I can see acupuncture being real beneficial for some pain management. The chiro gets everything back into place which is so helpful. Combining the two would be a great idea, but there is only so much time and money, so we have to make choices.
How wonderful that he makes house calls, especially in the winter time! How much does a visit cost about? Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm my fur-iends! 🙂
Our chiropractor charges $40 for an adjustment, the first one is a bit more, but it is well worth it. We are so happy to have found him.
Jana Rade says
Jasmine really benefited from chiro treatments and I don’t think Cookie,would survive without them either. Particularly since,her muscle injuries she’s been getting adjustments weekly in trying to stay ahead of things.
Isn’t it amazing what a difference they make! Every dog has different needs, like me not needing it more than every few months and Katie every couple weeks. It is a great tool for dogs.
I know I’ve had one a few times…lovely to see Katie, bless her
They are real helpful for us dogs. I mean not every dog needs adjusting, but if we are out of alignment, it is wonderful.
Barbara Rivers says
That’s so great that your Chiropractor comes to your home! I can imagine how good it must feel to you – I’ve seen a chiropractor myself for several months a few years ago, and the treatments were just magical. The pups haven’t seen a Chiropractor yet, but it’s certainly something I’d consider once they age and have trouble getting around. Great post!
Mom has been a few times in her life and it always helped, but she says she never felt as good as I seem to feel. It is amazing.
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
So glad the chiropractor has helped you all feel better, we haven’t had to use one yet but we know of a good one at the repro vets office we use.
It’s amazing how good it makes us feel!
So glad to hear the chiropractor helps you and Katie feel good. Don’t you wonder if Baillie gets jealous?
She was adjusted as a little puppy. Being squished in the womb with 13 other pups, her back was out of whack, but for now she is doing fine. She does enjoy greeting Dr. Brent too when he comes by.
We had NO IDEA there was a doggie chiropractor!!! VERY cool!
He can adjust cats too. Most animal chiropractors do a lot with horses, but dogs and some cats too.
2 Brown Dawgs says
Emma you are not old. 🙂 Glad your Mom found something to help you and Katie.
Well, I don’t think I am, but I am 9 and am considered a senior. I’m going with I’m as old as I feel which is about 5.
Bailie had 13 siblings!? Well, sheesh, no wonder she’s always seeking attention!
Our Car-Li must’ve been squished in the womb too because it caused her left front elbow to dislocate, which caused severe arthritis when she was about 5, she almost had to have her arm amputated, but her specialist thought she was too short to get around easily and came up with a treatment plan, that fortunately works. Like Katie, she has her tough days, especially cold and rainy days, but give that pooch a window to look out and she’s happy! Our vet tried getting a chiro/acupuncturist, and I REALLY wanted Car-Li to try it, but they took a job in a bigger city, so no dice. Dumb small towns.
I’m so glad it works well for you guys! My sister’s horse in Florida has a chiropractor visit too!
It’s too early to tell if Rejenease works, but they sure do like the flavor, they’re all spending extra time licking their bowls clean!
The Rejenease started making a difference with Katie after about two weeks. Remember the first month is double dose, that makes a big difference.