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About

THIS BLOG HAS BEEN MOVED: Please visit me at my new location.

I started this blog in 2008 and decided it’s time to bring this back to life. I live with three hounds – two Doxies and a Beagle/Basset Hound mix. They are constantly teaching me lessons about life and pointing me in the right direction in subtle ways. This blog will focus on my life with dogs as I hope what I’ve learned can be passed along… In 2012, I became a Certified Veterinary Technician as I wanted the knowledge and hands on learning experiences of a CVT.

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5 thoughts on “About

  1. Christy – very cool sight. If only Pam would let me wear the pants in our relationsip, we coudl have a dog!

  2. Christy, Thank you for all of your info! I have a small dog that showed signs of discomfort as well then all of a sudden he lost control of his hind legs. He was unable to use them to stand, sit, or walk. I took him to the Vet. one Dr said sx. My husband and I decided we would wait for his Vet. to get back into town she was on vacation. Two days passed and we saw her, she started doing acupuncture right away. He has had 5 treatments and is able to stand, sit, and walk like he is drunk.His feet still curl under though. With your experience how long does it usually take for this to come back? Do you have any advice? Thanks, Steph

    • Thanks so much for your note Stephanie – I’m sorry that I haven’t been updating this blog very often. I have a column I write for the Examiner.com where I’ve continued this discussion: http://www.examiner.com/x-11292-Portland-Dogs-Examiner

      Well – acupuncture is something I do with both my doxie and my senior dog for her osteoarthritis… it took six months of crate rest and acupuncture before Bruiser was back to his normal self. I did however, have him images and seen by a neurosurgeon so I would say make sure you ask the acupuncturist what he/she thinks about the pain management plan and whether things are improving. I would be proactive and make sure you don’t want any imaging done to see which discs have been ruptured if it’s a spinal issue OR look into a vet rehab facility and get their opinion. The one in Portland is Back on Track… it could be something different than what I ran into… your dog may be having hip issues…. keep me posted and I hope for a quick recovery. Best ~Christy

  3. Christy, how can I contact you via e-mail?

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