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she did have some trembling this morning, but no where near as bad as it has been.
And when I felt along her back the trembling got more intense, so I know she is still in pain. I am hoping it is just because of all that was done yesterday. Planning on keeping her as still and resting as possible today... we are hopeful that she is on the mend...
I will look into those exersices, thanks!!
My vet as warned me that they are often MORE uncomfortable 24 hrs after a major adjustment, even if they felt WONDERFUL leaving the office.


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My vet as warned me that they are often MORE uncomfortable 24 hrs after a major adjustment, even if they felt WONDERFUL leaving the office.
FOR SURE! I am def. seeing that she is NOT feeling good today. Even found her in her crate resting several times this morning while I was cleaning.
She is completely passed out between my feet, on my 'lap' in my recliner... poor girl. I rolled her over earlier and her belly looks okay, just a little poke where she had the urnine withdrawn. But all around where she was shaved was little 'spider web' matts. so I just clipped them all out really quick.
She's getting a "get out of BATH day" free card today.

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FOR SURE! I am def. seeing that she is NOT feeling good today. Even found her in her crate resting several times this morning while I was cleaning.
She is completely passed out between my feet, on my 'lap' in my recliner... poor girl. I rolled her over earlier and her belly looks okay, just a little poke where she had the urnine withdrawn. But all around where she was shaved was little 'spider web' matts. so I just clipped them all out really quick.
She's getting a "get out of BATH day" free card today.
I doubt she's sore from the urine stick... my cat never was. I suspect it's from the chiro. She's gradually feel better after today if the treatment "stuck". (sometimes they pop back out and need several realignments to stay put)

In Kodi's case, because he's had one clear injury, and another time when he seemed a little sore, and my goal is to keep him in top condition for agility, the vet and I have decided that she should see him for chiro every 6-8 weeks to make sure that things don't get back OUT of place. In his case, it seems to be a muscle thing... he develops a huge knot in the muscle on the inside of his right hind leg. So I massage it regularly, and have started to be able to feel if it's starting to knot up before it gets painful.

And "painful" might be too strong a word. He has NEVER (except for right after the original injury) been lame or moved funny, and if he were "just" doing obedience (or were just a family pet) I doubt we would have noticed it at all. But he started to be reluctant to jump the bigger agility jumps, (he's RIGHT at the bottom of his height range, so he has to jump bigger jumps than most Havs) and was REALLY reluctant to scale the A-frame. Both of those activities require the dog to really push off with his hind end.


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oh, ya, she is in pain. I was lighting comb her out and she actually whined when I combed her back... sigh. I am praying it is just sore and that she wasn't HURT yesterday during the treatment. my poor girl...

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Wow, a back problem? Who would've thought..but I can see how that can cause other problems and the shaking. I really hope they find the fix for real and forever fix.

10 lbs, that is Gucci's 'standard' she fluctuates between 9-11 depending on her activity level and weather, right now she's porked on a pound for the winter lazy months and when I say lazy..that is mostly directed at me and my husband for not walking her in the cold, even though..I'm certain she'd be a sport.

Sending Tillie some healing lovin'..

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I am glad Tille had such a great workup and that the Vet could adjust her mis-aligned back. She may have hurt herself jumping.

You may want to call the Vet's office today to ask if you should apply heat (or ice) for 15-20 minutes to her back to help her be more comfortable.

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good idea Starr, I'll call and ask!

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oh, ya, she is in pain. I was lighting comb her out and she actually whined when I combed her back... sigh. I am praying it is just sore and that she wasn't HURT yesterday during the treatment. my poor girl...
I doubt he actually hurt her. Try moving your fingers, using very gentle pressure, in small circles over her muscles. You may be able to release some of the tension and make her more comfortable that way. You'll be able if it's bothering her, because she'll try to move away. If she does, you are using too much pressure. So back off and do it just to the level that she is comfortable with it. You especially want to do it over the two lines of muscle that run on either side of the spine. You can feel them with your fingers.


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glad you finally have an answer to everything and hope she is doing well . . .
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