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Offline Heartdog

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My Service dog
« on: September 07, 2008, 03:25:58 pm »
Hi everyone. Just joined here. I have a GSD working dog, who's my Service dog, and a Therapy dog, that I trained myself. We also have a CGC and a CD. Was doing agility and Schutzhund, when Borias injured his back, and got a slipped disk a couple years ago. He had a laminectomy just after Christmas in 06.
Sadly, his symptoms returned, either from scar tissue, or instability in the surgical area.

Anyone else have similar issues? It comes and goes, and recently I was starting to feel better when he had three good months of no symptoms or anything, then he went and jumped off a high dog wash tub...after that, he was having some pain again :( He's scuffing his nails down in the back, too. I'm trying to get help so I can get an MRI and find out what's going on, through Ortho Dogs Silver Lining Foundation. He has a profile up on their pets in need page.

It could be worse, I'm sure, but it's hard to not let him try to pull my wheelchair, and do his job. I'm interested in acupuncture to maybe help this, but that's expensive here, too. He does see a chiropractor, and that's great for him.

If anyone wants to "meet" Borias, he has a blog at!

Tami and Borias

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Re: My Service dog
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2008, 03:33:28 pm »
Welcome!! Borias is gorgeous - he has such an expressive face. You're going to love it here. I've heard great things about acupuncture and, if one of my dogs was experiencing back pain, etc. I wouldn't hesitate to try it.

Let us know how he improves.
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Re: My Service dog
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2008, 04:15:03 pm »
Welcome to the board.  Borias is a gorgeous GSD.  I also got to say that I liked your blog too.  Hope he starts feeling better soon.

I'm Kat and my crew is listed below.
Kaila - Belgian Malinois
Shiner - Malinois x Ridgeback
Toulouse, Cayenne, Raven - DSH

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