Saturday, September 27, 2008

Chiropractor Visit

NOTE: Mom forgot the camera, so she didn't get any pictures of the super cool doggie rehab place.
Yesterday, I had my appointment with the doggie chiropractor. Since I've been dropping my hind legs on my jumps in agility, Mom and my teacher wanted to see what was going on. During my consultation, they made me jump over the jumps they have on site and sure enough, I kept clipping the bar or knocked it off. The doctor did not like what she was seeing, so I was taken back and examined. They moved all my limbs, worked my spine and measured me all over. They found that my right legs aren't as conditioned as my left, especially my right hind leg.

So, at this point they are thinking it is a soft tissue issue, but they want me to get a new set of x-rays done of my hips. My last set was taken when I was just about a year old and my growth plates were still open. Monday morning I'm off to my regular vets office for the x-rays. If the x-rays confirm what Dr. Mayer (my Chiro Vet) thinks and it is just soft tissue, then I'm in for some hydro therapy! Wooo hooo, that means as it gets too cold to swim around here, I'll be swimming to strengthen my leg each week. I'll let you all know how it goes...

Tomorrow, I'm participating in the annual PAWS 'Run For Their Lives' 4K walk. I'm super excited, as there are always a ton of doggies and I have so much fun. I'll make sure Mom brings here camera, so you can all see how much fun it was!

'till next time,


Maggie and Mitch said...

Our paws are crossed that this is just a soft tissue issue, Kirby! We're glad you can swim to strengthen up!
We can't wait to see pictures from your 4K walkie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lacy said...

w00f's Kirby, me sorry u having troublle wiff ur hopes it wont be to serious...and the swimming will help..have fun on ur walkie...

b safe,

pps tell mom not to furgit her camera...

Faya said...

I hope it won't be to bad. Will you have your x-ray done under narcosis ? I was put under narcosis when I had my x-ray and I don't like when I wake up....
Have a nice walkie !
Kisses, Faya

Niamh said...

Have a great time at the walk Kirby. I hope that your x-ray goes well and that you get to do that swimming rehab. Get those muscles really strong so you can be an agility star!!

Your friend,

Noah the Airedale said...

Thanks for the update matie. We hope the x-rays don't show anything icky. Swimming to strengthen your legs sounds excellent. Good luck with it all.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Kirby NOOOOO! Not your leggies!!! I hope its just some soft tissue issue...I rhymed for you! Anways, so hydro therapy would be awesome...but my paws are crossed for you! You aren't in any pain are you?

Sorry I haven't been around to check on you and all, but you know...humans, blah, blah, blah...

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

erin said...

Oh Kirby, I hope the x-rays go well. My paws are crossed for you!

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