To let everyone share in our excitement in their improvement, we thought we would highlight the great progress some animals have made.
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But a year on, he suddenly developed a habit of obsessively licking his right-
Heart and blood tests did not show anything, nor did several other tests. There was no obvious cause for this behaviour. Perhaps it was epilepsy? But the vet was not so sure and Di saw that Basil’s eyes did not roll up during this episode.
Di and her husband were due to go away on holiday soon. They were seriously considering whether it was fair to leave him in kennels with such problems. With the irritated rear end and the clue that Basil wouldn’t let Di stroke him, they wondered about a skeletal problem. With the vet, they decided the only avenue left was to try Vav.
Looking at Basil, Vav found his pelvis was misaligned and so was T6, a vertebra just behind the shoulder blades. She also found some muscle atrophy in his right hind leg. After chiropractic, Vav massaged Basil, which he was happy with, and his reflexes showed normal responses.
Di reported that Basil was immediately better, back to his old self. “In fact, better than 100%” she said, which suggested that he had been coping as well as he could with some of the misalignments for some time. Whether they all came from the RTA, or some grew as a result of six years of compensating for the original misalignments, is impossible to say.
A month later, Basil’s movement was normal, his coat looked much shinier, and he could be stroked. His legs were now symmetrical: “It’s amazing how fast muscle bulk returns after the skeleton is put straight – a horse can make up several inches of muscle in a week”, said Vav. A little tweak at T6 & 7 helped consolidate the realignment, a little more massage to settle him down and Basil is as good as he’s going to get as an older man who’s been in the wars.