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Has anyone tried chiropractic treatment on their dog?

February 25th, 2013, 03:18 PM
I have an active 8 year old ****zu-poodle cross that started limping 3 months ago. She could have easily injured it as she is a jumper/leaper/run as fast as she can kinda dog. I've had x-rays and was told she would heal up but she is not and it is starting to affect her happiness. I am considering going to a pet chiropractor and wonder if anyone has tried this?

March 10th, 2013, 06:48 PM
Yes, yes, yes...I have used regular chiropractic care for my dogs since 2001. I believe that it's one reaon I've not had terrible joint problems in my dogs as they've aged (have alo used joint supplements).

When I adopted my pup, that was one of the first things I did, was take her to the chiro, who found all sort of the thing misaligned, but after a few visits, she is maintaining adjutments. She had a couple pelvic surgeries after that, so I will continue with tune-ups to help avoid problems down the road.

March 10th, 2013, 07:30 PM
I had Standard Poodle that loved to jump a lot and had a limb which I thought
was landing the wrong. He was dues for check up and I found out he had Lyme disease which can made a dog limb. Has your been checked for this recently?

March 11th, 2013, 01:47 AM
bmckay, yes, I've had both shelties and cattle dogs treated, usually with excellent results (one total disaster), BUT you need to find the best chiropractor you can.

March 11th, 2013, 07:46 AM
Yes and I was not happy at all, it did nothing as far as I could tell. But I would recommend it as a try anyway. Different things work for different dogs. My OH swears by his treatments. He's sort of an old dog. :)

March 11th, 2013, 10:30 AM
The practitioner does make a big difference. I have three different ones that I can choose in this area, and they all give slightly different results, with one someone that I prefer not going to, only because he misses things that the others address.

December 16th, 2013, 05:59 PM
hi- merry xmas. I think I tried to send u a short note before but did not go thru Yes, im thinking of going to one for my 15/ yr dog. he has IVDD. its terrible he enjoyed his walks bu t now no longer can he do a half a block. he is on rimdaly 1x a day for pain. no surgery at this age.

I know I will not have him for 2014 so every moment is precious. he still eats his food good and drinks his water daily. gives me a solid stool and urinates daily. broken sleep occassionaly roams the house and stares at the wall. this is not uncommon. I have a mild tranquilzer when this happens I pick him up gently and put him in his bed. so, I hope I get told honestly about his condition chrio treatments are expensive and I want to see results ,so many vet drs see u as a ATM machine and a lot of them have got caught up in a material world. the oath that vets take when finished with school is DO NO HARM, so I hope I get one that is honest. bye,if anyone would like to reply I be interested to know if u feel the same like me. I guess u can reach me at - sweetheart1 or on as a guest under senior dogs blog.bye.

December 17th, 2013, 03:37 AM
It will depend on why you dog is not getting along well. If things are too advanced, it may not help. But I have seen nothing but positive results, and you will now withing 1-3 adjustments. You might also try acupunture, and be sure you have your boy on good joint supplements.