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I am so fortunate to be able to do what I love. Whether your best friend is a dog, cat, horse, alpaca or any other furry friend, it would be my absolute pleasure to be a part in their health and wellness and be your go-to Animal Chiropractor in Bend, Oregon or the surrounding areas. Like Chiropractic for humans, pets that receive adjustments are simply healthier and suffer less down the road. Don’t we owe it to our pets to give them the best and most pain-free life possible? They give us SO much in return!
I hope this site (and my Facebook page) serves you as a valuable resource. I will be sharing insights and information on the latest developments on natural pet care, pet product reviews, local pet-related events and of course, plenty of information on the growing field of Animal Chiropractic and how it can be an integrative part of your pet’s healthcare. My goal is to educate people on spinal health and other natural healthcare options for their pet, connect other animal-lovers in the community, and build positive relationships with other local pet-related businesses.
Since moving to Bend, Oregon in the Spring of 2012, I have been active in the community, indulging in many of the fun activities Bend, Oregon has to offer. I have had great success building relationships with local vets and I am grateful to have so much support within the professional community — I couldn’t be in a better place! . . . After all, Bend, Oregon is “DogTown USA“.
As many of you may know already know, fitness has always been a big part of my life. I strongly encourage my animal patients to get daily exercise. Just like people, with pets, the type and intensity will vary depending on the condition of the animal. So, I often provide pet-owners with “home care” to do with their pet. Immediately, when I moved here I knew I wanted to be involved with performance dogs. I am fortunate to have been selected to be involved with a local agility club, and have had the opportunity to work on a number of amazing canine athletes!
I’ll be adding and updating new bite-sized articles regularly (see more on the left-side column), so if there are any topics you’d like to chat about, please let me know. I always appreciate your comments and feedback so please join in on the conversation.
- Dr. Amanda Kremer
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Meet Pete, Dr. Deb LaPaugh’s American Bulldog. Pete recently had cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) surgery on his right knee, performed by Dr Robert Fuller. It was a 100% rupture. I saw the ligament; it was shredded. I had the opportunity to observe the surgery and took pictures of the procedure. I decided not to post them, but take my word for it– he did an excellent job!
The most common procedure performed by veterinary orthopedic surgeons is cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) repair. CCL rupture is the most common stifle injury in dogs. Predisposing factors: age-related ligament degeneration, pre-existing inflammation, anatomical abnormalities, excessive tibial slope, hormone imbalance and repetitive trauma.
Post-surgical rehab started 2 weeks after surgery. I joined Dr. Deb and Kristin Wolter (Canine Physical Therapist) at Pawsitive Strides for Pete’s first therapy session. Kristin used a variety of physical therapy modalities, including the underwater treadmill (See Video Below). I am excited that we have access to this here in Central Oregon! The underwater treadmill is excellent for conditioning and post-surgical rehab.
In addition to physical therapy, Pete will continue to receive chiropractic care due to compensatory changes in gait and his pre-existing spondylosis (see Pete’s spine x-ray below). With these degenerative changes in his spine, chiropractic will assist in keeping Pete mobile and comfortable.
If you have had any experiences at Pawsitive Strides that you’d like to share, please share! We’d love to hear from you!