Aging Pets: Chiropractic Can Help

Our 11-year-old Newfie mix, Doolin, started having some generalized stiffness and some weakness in her hind legs. Then her back legs started to spasm periodically.

In March 2013, she had an episode where she couldn't move her hind legs and couldn't stand. It was brief but scary. We could tell that her condition was getting worse and didn't want her to be in any pain. We halted all exercise beyond leash walking and started her on anti-inflammatories and pain pills. 

Dr. Spurgeon suggested chiropractic care with  Dr. Margo Nolte at Badger Veterinary Hospital as a way to provide some pain relief. Since we've both used chiropractic for ourselves, we thought it might help Doolin.

Doolin was a bit apprehensive at first!  She's always been sensitive about having her back legs handled. After one session, she started to relax and enjoy the relief. Now, she settles in pretty quickly during the sessions. Once she's back home, she's much more agile for an old dog and moves more easily. She shows fewer signs of pain.

Chiropractic has definitely helped her pain level and keeps her a happier dog! I would absolutely recommend Dr. Nolte. She works well with Doolin and we see a definite improvement after her treatment.

- The Olson Family


To schedule a chiropractic appointment, you must have a referral from your veterinarian. If you currently don't have a veterinarian, any of the doctors at Badger Veterinary Hospital would be happy to examine your pet prior to your chiropractic appointment.