Zeta (her story is below) was traumatized when her owners took a two week vacation.
She got herself all twisted up physically and emotionally and could not be touched without screeching!
Here she is during her adjustment.
She loved Dr. Eileen and apparently wags along as Dr. Eileen applies the cold laser treatment at the end of her session. A few treats were sacrificed in making this video.
Enjoy our more pet patient photos and stories below.
Moby was a healthy, six-year old Great Pyrenees who started exhibiting a head tilt and tremor.
Whenever he attempted to lift his leg to urinate, he would start to fall over.
His owner had spent two months searching for cures, including MRIs and working with veterinary neurologists.
I saw the owners desperate pleas for help on Facebook and reached out to her.
The day I saw Moby, his head was tilted up to the right and he was shaking like a person with Parkinson's.
He could not walk in a straight line. I found an occipital and atlas misalignment (just behind the ears), as well as other subluxations in his spine.
His first adjustment was remarkable! His head leveled out and his shaking was noticeably reduced.
He walked out of the office and lifted his leg without falling. He improved steadily, and a second adjustment in a week completely cleared all symptoms.
When i saw Moby about a month later, he ran around in circles, barked and jumped up and hugged me.
Moby had been cleared of neurological symptoms and probably a really bad headache.
His owner shook her head and said "He remembers that you saved his life!" Then she shared, "It finally came to me how this all started. He got his head caught in a fence and tore the fence apart making his way out of it!"
Phoebe was a rescued Pomeranian, who was extremely shy, overly sensitive to stimuli and other dogs, and very sore to the touch.
She slept and cowered most of the day. This can be normal behavior after extreme stress from a rescue situation.
Phoebe also had dramatic results from chiropractic. I use gentle chiropractic techniques and am also trained in intuitive energy work.
I used these skills, and the three of us who witnessed Phoebe's shift were all brought to tears.
She released so deeply that it was palpable. Abused dogs often think that the abuse was their fault or that they failed their previous owner.
I believe this was true for Phoebe, and with the release of physical pain, the emotional pain also cleared.
Sammy was a six-year old dachshund that had become paralyzed in his back legs by twisting and jumping off a high bed.
After three adjustments, he slowly started using his tail and walking very wobbly (click link for video). Not long after that he returned to full function and is leading a normal life today.
Although Moby, Phoebe and Sammy were some of my more dramatic cases, not all animals are so obviously in need of chiropractic care. Symptoms may be subtle. If your dog or cat dips away from you while petting them or they still exhibit a limp after your veterinarian has examined and treated them, it might be a symptom of spinal misalignment and may be a sign that they need chiropractic care.
Zeta was a 13 year old papillon who was diagnosed with bulging disks in her spine.
About every two months, Zeta would screech when picked up and would not allow anyone to touch her. She would shake in fear and pain.
Zeta was going to the vet every other month for steroids, muscle relaxers, and pain meds. The vet mentioned the possibility of surgery.
After a chiropractic adjustment from Dr. Eileen, the time between Zeta's screeching episodes extended from every two months to six months.
Now Zeta is getting adjusted twice per year and she's been taken off the meds. Zeta's owners can't stop her from jumping on and off the furniture, but now they know how to solve Zeta's episodes of screeching and shaking from pain. A visit to Two Rivers Chiropractic!
Zeta appears to LOVE the attention and she loves Dr. Eileen!
Cats benefit from chiropractic care too. I have treated a number of felines who were limping or dragging a leg, and its pretty common that one adjustment for a cat can clear symptoms.
However, not all limps are due to spinal misalignments, and you should first consult your veterinarian.
After reading this article, I hope you are more aware of the choices you have for helping your four-legged friend. I recommend you see a certified animal chiropractor that is either a licensed veterinarian or a licensed chiropractor and has studied with certified animal-chiropractic schools and are committed to their continuing education to maintain their license.
Horses are extremely responsive to chiropractic care. A horse that is not picking up a lead correctly in one direction shows a strong sign that is may be out of alignment.
Sensitivity to having the saddle put on and/or bucking are more obvious signs of spinal pain.
Horses that twist their neck in order to turn their head can mean they're misaligned in the poll.
They may also be sensitive and spook when having their ears touched.
One of the first horses I ever adjusted had a dangerous habit of rearing when someone tried to put on a bridle or saddle.
This completely cleared after the adjustment. Horses can round or roach there spine and shorten their stride when they are in pain and might need chiropractic care.
One of my clients barrel races, and her horse consistently places first or second after a chiropractic treatment.
Again, chiropractic does not replace veterinarian care, and you should consult your veterinarian first.
May your pet, horse or farm animal give you many health years!