Our seven-month old Cairn Terrier, Sam Adams, is full of energy and often gets out to the end of his 26-foot lead and keeps going. As a result, a week before our Club’s June Specialty, Sam came up limping. We first hoped that, with time, he’d get better, but he ended up being pulled from the Specialty.
We didn’t know if Sam had a veterinary or a chiropractic problem, but, with a quick phone referral from our veterinarian, we tried animal chiropractic first. A week before the Duluth shows in mid-July, our chiropractor went over Sam’s spine and legs with her hands using a very light touch, and started lining up her treatments. I was amazed to watch her find and treat out-of-joint problems … and see almost immediate improvement! From the first moment our chiropractor had her hands on him, Sam stayed relaxed and let her work.
With a few gentle pushes on the bones in his neck and back, Sam started smiling once again and could trot down-and-back with an almost faultless gait. We kept walking him for a few days and then brought him back for his “tune-up.” After that second treatment, Sam was back in form, covering ground with a level topline and no limp.
A few days later, he went into his first show ring in Duluth, showed himself well to a respected Cairn Terrier breeder-judge, and went winner’s dog over eight older males for a four-point major!