Our pets are our family. We love and cherish them like they are our 4 legged kids. When they hurt, we want to do whatever it takes to help them. Scout, our precious pup, was hurting. Scout is not terribly old at only 9 years, but it was obvious he had arthritis and his joints were locking up, preventing full range of movement.
I was supplementing him with both a joint herbal tincture and small doses of CBD. His pain was relieved, but he still could not move freely. We decided it was time to call a field specialist who could help Scout.
After a phone call to our veterinarian, she recommended chiropractic care for Scout. We called Dr. Brooke Kelly from Leading Animal Chiropractic and it was the best decision we could have made.
For those of you who don't know, animal chiropractic is a field of animal health care that focuses on the health of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. This type of treatment is important because nerves control everything that happens in your animals' bodies, and anything affecting the nervous system will resonate throughout the entire body. This can interfere with the performance of the nerves branching off of the spinal cord, which transmit information to all of the muscles and organs.
Usually people don't notice there is a problem until outward symptoms manifest. As this occurs, your animal can lose mobility; resulting in stiffness, tension, pain, and even organ dysfunction. Additionally, when normal movement is affected, it can impact your animal’s wellbeing and quality of life. Chronic pain and inflammation have a negative affect on the immune system, making it harder for your animal to stay healthy.
The goal of an animal chiropractor is to restore function and mobility of the compromised spinal vertebra in an effort to re-establish neurologic communication. This allows the body to perform at its optimum potential. Animal chiropractors use their hands to identify areas of restriction and apply a precise thrust on the immobile vertebrae in an effort to restore motion and remove nerve interference. When nerves efficiently communicate with all the structures in your animals’ bodies, healing and recovery results.
Dr. Brooke Kelly came to our home and immediately started treating Scout. During the treatment, she explained what she was finding so that I could better understand Scout's conditions. Scout handled the whole appointment like a champ. You could see in his eyes that he wasn't sure about this new women, but he cooperated.
Overall, his right hip was in the worst shape, all locked up with some arthritis and immobility. She got him all fixed up, full mobility returned and we scheduled an appointment for 1 week later. Dr. Kelly explained that it could be 3 treatments before we saw real lasting results.
For the rest of the day and the next day, Scout looked to be so much better. Then on the third day, Scout seemed to relapse and was back in pain. This was not nearly as severe as before his chiropractic treatment, but my heart was hurting for him. We were given instructions to take Scout for walks to keep him mobile, but he was really reluctant.
During the second appointment, Dr. Kelly told me that Scout not as bad as when she saw him first, but his right hip was still stiff and she adjusted him. This time Scout knew the deal. He was ready for the relief that Dr. Kelly gave him last time. He was fully willing to do whatever Dr. Kelly told him to. You could see the understanding in his eyes. Scout was ready to feel better again.
After the second appointment, Scout was eager to go on his walks. Scout was running through the yard, playing with Maggie again. This time, th results lasted all the way to the next appointment with Dr. Kelly.
When Dr. Kelly arrived for the third appointment, Scout went running out to the driveway to meet his new favorite person!!! He greeted her with such enthusiasm, his entire back half was wagging to and fro. Dr. Kelly didn't have to do a whole lot with Scout for this appointment, but we wanted to make sure the results were lasting.
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