by Dr. Leo Rosenberg, Chiropractor
Chelsea is an 11 yr. old female English Setter. Prior to her chiropractic consultation, she had been limping for three weeks. Apparently, she had jumped off the porch, started favouring her left hind leg and had to be lifted on to the couch; she was struggling to go up the stairs. Before consulting me, she had been prescribed two aspirin (81 mg. each) per day as well as glucosamine. The limping, listlessness and left knee clicking continued.On examination, Chelsea was “bunny hopping”, lifting and favouring the left hind leg.
She was tender at the lowest low back vertebra (L7) and yelped when pressure was applied. Her reflexes were normal and there was no evidence of a cruciate ligament tear in the knee, (“drawer sign” exhibited normal mobility).
Chiropractic spinal adjustments were administered to relieve the spinal twisting and subsequent nerve pressure to the left hind leg. Activity was partially and temporarily restricted. Two capsules or scoops/day of CanEVA-K9 was prescribed as Chelsea demonstrated some aging, arthritic symptoms such as clicking sounds and tenderness of the pelvic areas.
Within 6 chiropractic adjustments and two weeks of CanEVA-K9 (Elk Velvet Antler) she was “limping less, more frisky and clicking less”. Prior to the CanEVA-K9 and chiropractic care, Chelsea had been taking another popular glucosamine blend with no improvement.
Further improvement is anticipated with reduced frequency of chiropractic care.
Continued use of CanEVA-K9 is recommended to maintain joint flexibility of the spine and extremities. John and Edie, Chelsea’s owners claim that she is putting more weight on her left hind leg.
“I think it’s great” was Edie’s comment!