So we’re late joining the bandwagon, lol, which is weird because I’ve been going to a chiropractor for many, many years. But there really isn’t a canine chiropractor anyplace near us, so I really had to do some research to find one to go to.
We’ve been a bit concerned lately because Murphy’s been slowing down some and acting a bit more achy, which is to be expected since it’s been almost 4 years since his surgery. But still. He normally will take a Carprofen maybe once or twice a month, but in the past month he’s been taking it every-other-day or sometimes even every day. When we found this place it took about a month to be able to get an appointment that worked with my work schedule.
ARF – Animal Rehabilitation Facility is about a 45 minute drive from us. They offer all kinds of rehab – chiropractic, acupuncture, laser, massage, reiki, ultrasound, there’s a pool, water treadmill, diet counseling, you name it! That’s what I liked about this place as opposed to the other chiropractor that I found. Before our visit, they contacted MSU and our regular vet to get his records. Today’s visit was about an hour long and Dr. Mary did a full assessment, checked Murphy’s reflexes, how he sits, stretches, etc. She said that he’s in pretty good shape! Especially for a dog that’s been a tripawd for so long, but he needs to lose a little bit of weight (that’s my husband’s fault lol), he needs his nails trimmed a little shorter, and needs to improve his core strength. He did used to sit pretty more than he does now, so we’re going to work on that. They gave us a whole binder with his picture on the front and instructions on how to do the exercises & stretches she showed us. We’ll be going back in 2 weeks for another adjustment.
We know what the future will eventually hold, but we’re hoping that we can help Murphy have less pain during the time he still has with us.