Bonnie's appointment at the Chiropractor went very well. It turns out that her right shoulder and right side of her neck are tight and probably due to an injury. They do play rough and as a young pup I do remember Topaz knocking her over in the kitchen. She seemed fine at the time though she did cry out. The vet did some manipulations and then acupuncture. It was really amazing to see Bonnie with all the little needles and totally relaxed. They stayed in about four or five minutes. I also have an exercise for her neck. It is really amazing that she looks much better, her head is barely tilting. We go back next week for another session and I hope that will be it for her. The neck exercise seems to be working. I have never taken a dog for acupuncture before but it is amazing how it works. It corrects what is not working and slows down what is going to fast. She compensated by tilting her head left and the vet said now it is partially a learned behavior. The right side has weakened and we are working to make it stronger.
I am so thankful that Bonnie's problem is not something so serious as a central nervous system disease. Sometimes it does pay to look into alternative methods. Dogs are so stoic and often do not show any signs of pain when it may be there. I have found that Shelties are very stoic and handle things so well. So get to know your dogs really well, know the expression in their eyes. Their eyes can tell you so much. It is easy to really get to know your dog and will help you to determine if they hurt or not.
I am so pleased that Bonnie will be well, although she acts perfectly normal and happy.
They are being so good this morning and have not asked for breakfast yet. So all for now, as I really to need to feed them and get this day going.