The vet gave me some anti-inflamatories for her and suggested I try to get her to loose some weight and get her to exercise more. I did both and after a year of the pills and exercise of at least a mile a day (she lost 11lbs, I only lost 5) she is doing better but there is still room for improvement.
My vet suggested that one thing I might try was a chiropractic adjustment. I talked to my chiro and it turned out that he was the one who went to my vets office to do the adjustments. So tonight I took her to the chiropractor. I wasn't sure how she'd react but she didn't seem to bothered by the whole process. The chiro said that in a couple days she'll be a bit stiffer than normal but that it will loosen up and I'll notice a huge improvement. I'm looking forward to seeing if he's right and seeing if this helps my Summer girl :)
In the meantime, has anyone else taken their dog to the chiropractor? I would love to hear about your experience. I will be sure to update you all on what happens with Summer.
This is Summer and her companion Spike. Spike is a boxer/lab mix.