Monday, February 27, 2006

Is your dog well adjusted?

Up until I discovered chiropractic care a few years ago, I frequently suffered from back stiffness, colds, bronchitis, and migraines. Chiropractic care is often overlooked and misunderstood, especially when it comes to our companion animals. Many diseases, aches and behavioral problems are the result of misaligned bodily stuctures, ( especially in the neck, back, and joints). When the spine is out of line, excessive pressure is placed on the spinal nerves; these nerves regulate all of the body's functions. Misalignment blocks the flow of nerve impulses, blood circulation, and the natural flow of life energy.
Our rotty/hound , Wolfie, recently started whining ( more than usual ) and stretching his head and neck up and to the right while yawning in an exaggerated fashion. Having done this myself in an attempt to self adjust my neck, I knew he needed a chiropractor. I made some phone calls and Dr. Sue Ferguson was recomended with each call. Wolfie received his first adjustment yesterday and he is so happy and relaxed. Since we adopted him he has always been a whiner, needy, and a bit grumpy. Today was the first day Wolfie hasn't cried about something. It just goes to show, not every stiff joint is lymes disease, and not all behavioral problems are training issues. We always just assumed this was his normal behavior; the poor guy has probably been in pain for years.
Your dog may be trying to tell you she's out of adjustment, here are a few things to look for: sudden behavioral changes, head cocked to one side, exaggerated stretching of the neck, head down,walking on tip toes, reluctance to sit or sitting with the hind legs off to one side.
Chiropractic may not cure all that ails you, but it should certainly be a part of your health maitenance. Invasive surgery and toxic prescription drugs should be last resorts. Longevity and wellness occur naturally when we combine sound nutrition, common sense, and an accute awareness of our needs and the needs of our companion animals.
To learn more about chiropractic care, visit
Our dogs recomend Dr. Ferguson; she can be reached at 978-851-9055, Furway Animal Chiropractic Clinic.


Blogger Magoo's Mom said...

Amy: We are glad to hear that both you and His Wolfness are feeling better....thank you for sharing your story with all of us! Stay healthy and keep smilin

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Blogger Magoo's Mom said...

This has nothing to do with your story....we are glad Harrison made it through the winter and we are glad that he is decorating his cave...we all look forward to seeing Harrion and we would like to be the first to wish you a safe and happy spring.

Magoo and Magoo's Mom!

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