What A Dog's Shake Can Tell You
Updated: Sep 30
I'm not going to quote Taylor Swift's song in this post (but I bet you're singing it in your head right now. Sorry!) but a dog's shake can tell you more than you think.
It can tell you if your pup needs chiropractic care.
Watch them next time they shake.
Does the shaking stop before reaching their hips?
Don't remember the last time they shook?
Do they seem to avoid it?
These are all things to pay attention to. It can take a few times of watching them shake off to notice if there is a problem. (It can help to video them in slow motion so you can watch it later!)
If the shake stops before reaching their low back, hips or tail, there's a chance that there might be some restrictions or misalignments that makes it uncomfortable and they have to stop.
If you think they're avoiding it altogether, there could be tightness, misalignments or other issues in their neck or shoulders.
If you're not sure, remember a phone consultation is always free. I can take a look at your video and see if chiropractic could help your dog.
Pro Tip: Dogs tend to give a good shake after they've been adjusted! It's an indicator of a job well done!