Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dr. Harrison Performs VOM on Rabbits

Dogs aren't the only animals who benefit from veterinary orthopedic manipulation. Horses, cats, even birds, realize the same dramatic improvements that Lara has since first visiting Dr. Harrison in June. Her followers will enjoy this demonstration of Dr. Harrison performing VOM on a member of the San Diego House Rabbit Society. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Harrison call the Acacia Animal Health Center in Escondido at (760) 745-8115.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Lara Loses 10 lbs.! Only 2 More to Go!

Lara's not only beautiful, inside and out, she's become the embodiment of physical fitness.

We visited Acacia Animal Health Center yesterday for a VOM (veterinary orthopedic manipulation) treatment with Dr. Harrison. Before starting she stepped on the scale to reveal a weight of 77 lbs., down 10 lbs. in a month, and 25 lbs. total.

Truth be told, part of the weight gain last month was from bloat which she lost an hour later when we went to Dog Beach and she had a sizable bowel movement.

The rest of the weight loss is attributed to a grain-free diet, no snacks and a minimum 30-minute run every evening.

Dr. Harrison couldn't have been more pleased.

"During the last visit there was a lot of misalignment in her lower back due to bloat," Dr. Harrison said. "That was released at the beach."

"Today her cervical spine is clear, too. All around, everything's real good!"

As Lara loses weight, her workouts are more vigorous because she has more energy. She's the one to beat on the beach -- outrunning most other dogs!

Barney occasionally runs inter-
ference when an overzealous dog gets too rough while catching up with her. He'll break away from me, trot up to the offending dog, then lower his head and give him a nudge to say, "Okay, buddy, move on." There's never a growl from Barney, just a gentle reminder that he's Lara's protector. And there's never an argument from the other dog.