Lance is back!

Lance is feeling so much better!  Ever since his last agility trial where he was again creeping down or bypassing some of the contact obstacles I had been wondering if he had a physical issue or if it was a training problem.  So I took him to a wonderful chiropractor for an assessment and it turns out Lance had a billion things that needed adjusting.  Since she did SO much she wanted to see him a few more times so Lance has now gone 3 times in the last month.  And by golly he is a new dog!  I don't think I had realized how much Lance had slowed down his activity level until it has suddenly come back.  Of course he's still no Vito, but the corgi does have some attitude!  He hasn't been to a competition since he's been going but I'm hoping that we see some improvement.  Lance is now on a maintenance schedule and will be seen every 3 weeks and hopefully we can gradually add time in between visits.

Snarky bastard.

He even won sometimes!
Lance also had dental surgery last week to remove a chipped tooth.  Before the surgery they took x rays and found that the tooth had probably been injured about a year ago, it just cracked recently.  Unfortunately it was badly infected and spread to another tooth so Lance lost 2.  I knew his tooth had been bothering him recently as he hasn''t wanted to retrieve anything the last month but I wonder how long he's been in pain and just didn't say anything.

Crystal  – ( June 17, 2010 at 10:18 PM )  

I wish they could just tell us when something hurts! It's so hard to figure out, sometimes.

Glad the chiropractic is helping Lance. It's made a world of difference for Maisy.

Lindsay  – ( June 17, 2010 at 11:15 PM )  

Hmmmm....I've read about a few people taking their dogs to chiropractors recently and having great results. I'm wondering if I should consider that as part of a maintenance regime for the dogs. Heffner at the least.

Megan  – ( June 18, 2010 at 9:53 PM )  

Oh, I'm so glad Lance is feeling better! I really, really wish they could tell us when they aren't feeling the greatest too.

Are you visiting Dr. Heather Evans?

Laura, Lance, and Vito  – ( June 18, 2010 at 10:07 PM )  

Dr. Annie Seefeldt

Mango  – ( June 19, 2010 at 5:41 AM )  

Little Lance, such a stoic guy. I bet his teeth hurt a bit, but now he is back and better than ever.


P.S. Momma is thinking of taking me to a holistic vet who does the chiro and other stuff too (like work on doggie diets).

Muttsandaklutz  – ( June 19, 2010 at 8:29 PM )  

Great news! Glad to hear the chiro is straightening him out, so to speak. ;-)

Honey the Great Dane  – ( June 20, 2010 at 5:17 PM )  

So glad to hear that Lance is feeling much better and back to his old self...great photos! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Cristina - Corgi Tales  – ( June 25, 2010 at 11:13 AM )  

It breaks my heart that our fur-kids cannot communicate with us when things start going downhill. It's usually something we'll notice, eventually - but whose to say how long they've been uncomfortable. They don't complain and they stay their happy selves for our benefit.

I'm glad Lance is on the mend. He and Vito are such sweeties.

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