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Murphy went to the chiropractor

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.















~ by midnighter94 on February 21, 2017 . Tagged: ,

9 Responses to “Murphy went to the chiropractor”

  1.   benny55 Says:

    Look at you Murphy!!! You’ve got your adorable mug in the cover of a “magazine”! Proof of what everyone here slreade knows…MURPHY IS A SUPER STAR ROCK STAR!!!!

    I looooove every single photo of your adorable self!! I love the picture of him checking out the rehab room full of all the goodies. “Hurry up Mom! I wanna’ go in and play!”

    ARF sounds like a grrrrreat place!! I also like all the options they offer and can’t wait to hear about the results!

    Always love everything Murphy! 🙂

    Lots of love! 🙂

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

    PS. Murphy, just ignore the part about wanting you to shed a few lbs. That’s just crazy! You’re perfect!! 🙂

  2.   dobemom Says:

    Sounds like a great experience for him, with lots of information. What did Dr. Mary say about his adjustment? Could she tell where he was “tight” or where things were out of whack? Nitro has benefitted tremendously from his adjustments – we’re firm believers in this (done by a reputable source, of course); in fact, his Dr. Patty pretty much saved him when he was a new tripawd, as he was in so much pain from his new gait. So happy you found this amazing place!

    Paula and Nitro

  3.   Michelle Says:

    Way to go Murphy. Love that you are going to get adjusted and they gave you some excercises. 🙂

    Keep going buddy

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  4.   murphsmom Says:

    Sounds like a very positive visit. The two photos at the end showed exercises that our Murphy did, too, although he did the biscuit to shoulders lying down.


  5.   otisandtess Says:

    Love that they gave you the take home binder!

  6.   mom2shelby Says:

    This is so great!!! Four years on three… he’s still such an inspiration and great story for those just starting out. I think his weight looks fine (in our house, we call it “holiday weight” – not sure which holiday but sounds good). Keep on trucking Murphy!!! You’re doing amazing!
    alison with spirit shelby in her heart (and little jasper too)

  7.   kazann Says:

    Looks like a great place. Hey, Murphy’s not overweight – that’s fur! My kitty Mona loved her chiropractic treatment so much that she started snoring. Have fun Murphy.

    Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona

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