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  • Writer's pictureDr. Maya Pande

What A Dog's Shake Can Tell You

Updated: Sep 29, 2020

Dog shaking off water

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!


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