My wife, xxxxxx called you earlier today about our two year old bichon frise "Benji". About five weeks ago he began to chew at the top of his tail where it joins his body. His condition rapidly deteriorated to the point where he would not walk and when he did he was in obvious discomfort. The first vet we took him to thought he had swollen anal glands and the medication he was put on did not have any effect. I then got a veterinary surgeon I know to look at him. He ran extensive tests and gave him the all clear on anything serious but an ultrasound/xray revealed that he had a disc problem in his lower back at the top of his tail. He put him on two lots of pills and over the next fortnight he came good. In fact he was running around again as good as he ever had. Unfortunately in the last couple of days he has been chewing at his tail again and showing the sames signs of discomfort when he walks where he spins around because something is pinching in his lower back. It is not all the time or as severe as previously but a worry just the same.
We are due to go away this Saturday for a two week holiday and have someone organised to look after him but we don't want to burden them with an unwell dog and we don't want to go away knowing he is not right.
After our first episode with him a friend told us about you and whilst I was not aware of this type of treatment for dogs it makes sense that this might be just what he needs. Is it at all possible that you could see him this week. I understand how inconvenient this is but would appreciate any assistance. Please call me on xxxxxxxxxxxx.
Hi, I rang you this morning in regards to my dogs hip. We think she may have put it out of place maybe trying to get out during one of the storms over the christmas period, This is the third day since we first noticed her limping. She can walk well but she has a slight limp and her back leg sticks out a bit and she walks with a slight sideways movement. Taya is a Staffy and will be 2yrs in June 09. She is usually very active and loves chasing balls etc so isn't over weight. During the xmas period she has had a lot of extra nibblies and has eaten a lot of grass to try and be sick and has struggled to go to the loo, her mood is generally happy but you can see something is bothering her and somethimes she looks very sad and sorry for herself. If you are able to contact me in regards to your fee's etc or if you can help us that would be great. As usual over the xmas period we have spent to much so would be great to know what cost I'm up for. I'm very sorry to have heard and read about your problems and hope you are on the road to recovery personally and in business as well. I myself go to a chiro and know what the benefits are so I can't see why the same can't be done for our animals friends. I live in Tanah Merah on the South side of Brisbane, not far from the LoganHyperdome. I Thank you and hope to hear from you, xxxxxxxx
Hello doc, my name is Xxxxxxx, I have a American staffy girl (chia) who is 20 months old, she has had a problem for a couple of months now with her right knee/joint, this was triggered when playing with a friends dog, whenever I walk her this seams to flear up, after the walk she will keep her weight off it and by the next day she¡¯s walking on it but still limping, I have been to my vet and had a xray done, they want to operate on the knee at a cost of $2500, a lady at a pet shop recommended you, so if possible I would like to bring chia out to see you to get your professional opinion on her, thank you Xxxxxxxxx 0402xxxxxxx
Hi Doc i have a 10 yr old female husky that seems to have a pinched nerve or something in her lower back.
Last thursday morning i was lightly runninr my hand down her spine and when got to about 6 inches from her tail hes Buckled in the hind legs.
Not thinking a lot of it, that day the Hydrobath came and rang me as she was only taking a few steps then sitting.
That afternoon i took her to the vet and the new young vet did some tests and i was supporting her back but her feet would not correct when bent back.
Was told she had a slipped disc and needed Xrays and surgery urgently.
After i suggested some metacam several times, the vet said lets watch her walk , then did the bending foot test again without me holding her and the feet corrected themselves,seems it was as i was supporting her weight.
has has a lot of relief from Metacam,however this is not solving the problem.
PLEASE HELP OR REFER ME TO SOMEBODY
Xxxxx (07) xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Dear Doc Jamieson,
I am genuinely sorry to hear of your business closure.
About 7-8 years ago I came to you with beautiful runt of the litter Rottweiler (Bhuna), she was in incredible pain as a result of poor breeding (bowed back legs) but your treatment gave her sustained relief we couldn¡¯t get with drugs. We moved away from Brisbane, and unfortunately she ended up tearing her cruciate ligament, it was operated on, but it tore again, finally the other leg cruciate ligament tore also and I had her put to sleep.
Just recently my 9 year old border collie (Rani), started displaying odd behavior, such as not sitting straight, taking longer to get up, pausing on the stairs and a general melancholy, the vet put it down to old age. But I know this has only happened recently and I am sure it is more musculoskeletal trauma than age related. I was searching the internet to find out your new contact details, to book in as soon as possible, and was really disappointed to hear that you have been put out of business as a result of slander.
I am sure you don¡¯t remember me or Bhuna, but I know you have a genuine love of animals, hence I would respect any recommendation or advice you might have of other ¡®healers¡¯ who offer similar services to what you used to do.
Thank you for treating my Bhuna¡
Xxxxxxxx and Rani
I am sorry to hear about the issues I read on your website.
Doc I don¡¯t know if you can help or offer any advice, I have a 9 year old Rottie who is having trouble with his back, I thought it may have been a tick so I took him to the Vet, they shaved him and could not any ticks, so they x-rayed him and found no problems? His breathing heart and temperature is all ok, and have sent him back home the same way I took him there, in a stretcher!!!
I have been stretchering him around all weekend, I am sure it is simply a slipped disc or muscular, he has full feeling in his back & legs, he can move them, however he cannot support his own weight, he does not appear to be in any pain, however he does get cranky if I pull & poke at him?
Any help would be gratefully appreciated as I do not wish to put him down. :-((
I live at Nerang on the Gold Coast
I spoke to you on the phone today (Saturday 31/1/09) regarding my Doberman ¡®Bronte¡¯. She has her head down and is looking rather crooked in the back.
We live and work and the same address in Ormeau and if you were down this way would be able to see you most times. Can you give me a call when you are next coming down.
Hi Doc Jamieson,
My name is Xxxxxx, I rang you today about my dog Baxter's hind leg, and you said to send you an email. On Saturday he was playing with my daughter on the lounge and the next minute he was shrieking in pain, we thought he might have twisted his right hind leg. With a bit of massage, he settled down. But now he walking with a limp on his left side as well. On Sunday, he must of felt ok because he went to run for one of his toys, but he pulled up with a shriek and could hardly walk on his right leg. He can still jump up on the lounge and bed without any discomfort, but if he jumps up and down and lands on his hind legs he whimpers. We do have tiles in the house. We don't want to take him to the vet, because that might be very costly.
I will send a couple photos on my husbands phone.
Please contact us and let us know what you think and approx how much.
Thanking you, Xxxxxxxxx
Dear Doc Jamieson,
I spoke with you today on the phone about my dog ¡°Cindy¡±, She is a 3 year old black Lab cross Staffy, weighs about 32 kg.. She is experiencing severe pain in her back right hind leg. Vets has said there is a partial tear in the knee ligament , rest and meds would cure the problem, which it does for a short period of time¡ this has been going on now for at least a year. She is in pain and carrying the leg up for longer periods of time and the meds are now nearly to a daily intake¡ I would appreciate any help in ridding my dog of pain if possible..
Thank you Xxxxxxxxx
My name is Xxxxxxx, I you spoke with my mother Xxxx this morning regarding my dog spike (Jack Russell) with a sore hip/knee, he is 4 yrs old.
Dear Doc Jamieson
I have a 7 year old Foxie/Jack Russell cross and he is our life. Of late he has been eating grass and then throwing up I have taken him to the vet but they cant seem to find whats wrong. He is also due to age finding it difficult to get up on his chair and the bed. My husband cut the legs down on our bed so he can get up with ease and also build portable stairs so he can get to chairs and the bed etc (yes hes spoilt) but I found your web site and see it could have something to do with his nerves as he also crabs when he walks often walking with his head down etc.
I know this sounds a very callous question but how much are your fees. Please dont think we dont love our dog coz I would move heaven and earth for him, but we are on a pension and money isnt always that free flowing. But maybe if I can find out how much you charge I can start to save so I may bring my dog to you for some answers
Thank you for your time in reading this email
I know you must be an extremely busy man
Hi, We live in Caloundra, and we have a larso apso that has a slipped disc in her back, I would like to know if you would be able to help with her condition. Hoping you will be able to help her.
I spoke to you earlier today about my rottweiler boxer cross. He's having trouble walking straight and keeps his head low. also he cannot sit straight. he's only 5 years old any help would be appreciated.
I rang you earlier today about my Rottie who is 11 ¨C 12 years old he has been a very healthy dog with 0 hip, shoulder and wrist scores everywhere when we had him x-rayed. I bought him a hammock bed about two years ago but he has started to limp on the right front leg in the past 6 months after digging some small stones we have in the back yard. Also I have noticed how his back seems to be a little tight .He was about 55 kg but I now have him down to 47 kg and he is now on anti-inflammatory liquid which has seemed to loosen up his back . He hasn¡¯t been a over active dog. Could you please advise me what you think the problem could be, we are at Mansfield.
Further to our phone conversation this morning, I'm hoping you can help our big lovable Rottie " Boof " with a Cruciate Ligament problem in both back legs.
As mentioned the morning, you performed a miracle on my old dog " Chloe " about 13 years ago. At the time she was about 13 years old and I had just been told by my Vet to put her down as she had ruptured the Cruciate Ligament in her back leg, and was too old to operate on. You were recommended to me by my neighbour, who had seen you work miracles on other dogs at dog shows etc.
I took Chloe to you at Belmont for a few weeks and you did your thing very successfully.
Chloe passed away at 17 years old, from natural causes and free of pain. We both thank you for that.
Boof is 18 months old and has been diagnosed with Cruciate Ligament damage in both back legs. I am opposed to surgery if it can be avoided, and am hoping that you can perform your miracles on him.
Hope to hear back from you very soon.
Hi, I am trying to get help for my Boxer Dog Chief, He is 8 years old & He has lost control of his back legs, and is progressively getting worse or so it seems, We have had his spine xray and there are no given signs for his symptoms, except one section towards his tail there is a space on his left side a bit smaller than his other, He has had several Bowen treatments, but that does not seem to help him, He can still run but has no control over his back legs, Do you ever travel to Mackay or recommend anyone who does please.
As discussed on the phone we have 2 border collie dogs, 3 and a half years old, brother and sister. The female injured her back leg sometime ago running the fence line, spinning in circles etc. and it is now starting to cause her problems again. The vet indicated that she may have knee or cruciate ligament damage. We are hesitant to operate because we wouldn't be able to keep her confined long enough for it to heal.
We live at Capalaba on acreage - you can either email me or leave a message on my mobile.
Thank you for agreeing to see Diesel tonight with spinal injury. He is eating and drinking, wagging his tail but is unable to move. He was knocked over by another dog on the weekend and struggled to get up but walked a short distance home. By Sunday night he couldn¡¯t walk and was taken to the vet on Mon. Morning with a subsequent diagnosis of back injury and given anti-inflammatory injection and tablets to take over the next few days. If no improvement it was suggested he be put down as he is too old (11-13 years) to operate on. There has been no improvement in his condition.
I spoke to you this afternoon and you asked me to email you. A few weeks ago Monique a Papillon jumped off my lap and hurt her right rear leg. She could not walk on it for a while then it seemed to get better. We had to stay at our daughter's place for a week a couple of weeks ago which resulted in her running up and down carpeted stairs.
Today when we came home she would have been lying on her mat in the lounge and heard the key in the door. Next thing we heard a yelp and when we went inside she was limping on the right hand back leg.
It has been a while since we brought her to you for healing. She had lots of pinched nerves and you did a wonderful job on her. I have had a look at your new web site and we are very disappointed to hear that you are still having trouble with the Chiropractic board. What they have done is totally senseless to destroy your business in this way.
Anyway I look for to hearing from you about organising a time for you to treat Monique. She is walking on her leg but guarding it a bit. It got better the last time she did it around the next day. I know though she needs treatment for it. Anyway I will leave it up to you
Thank you for your email Monique is doing well so far she has stayed pain free. We were thinking of bringing Monique to see you some time in the new year just for a treatment to make sure she stays pain free. We have to get her teeth cleaned in the new year as well.
Monique went to stay with a friend of ours recently and she had a great time playing mainly with a schitzu called Bernie and a cavilar King Charles spaniel. They have an old pug as well but she is 16 + years and does not want to play any more.
We hope you have a great Christmas and a happy New Year. All being well we will see you in the new year.
We have a two and a half year old male Cattle Dog who has massive seizures on an irregular basis and when commencing these will sometimes have clusters of 4 or more about 10 minutes apart.
The dog has suffered these fits for around 18 months and we can attest to many sleepless nights, many days of treading on broken glass, waiting for the next unfortunate episode that this poor dog has had to endure. We have been paying a useless vet in Bundaberg named XXXXXXXXX who can not offer any way out of this mess. We currently use Phenomav 100mg tablets at the dosage of 225mg every 12 hours, this has been increasing in dosage as attacks continued relentlessly. When clusters begin we use Valium ( Diazepam 5mg ) and have doses at 30mg each time after each attack and continue until it stops ( I often wonder if it works? )
We have used the services of a local massage therapist, who like yourself has had success with chiropractic manipulation of the dog. My wife is a Reiki Master and also uses crystals on the dog, we have had some relief but the fits keep coming. I know that I have to reduce Phenobarbitone usage re liver damage and may have to use a Potassium derivative.
What can you offer to eradicate this problem for our dog. Can his condition be treated or not, I just want someone truthfully to detail the condition, the treatment ( if any ) and the dogs lifespan if this continues. I am sick of the crap and rubbish that conventional medicine "does not offer" and want the end to the suffering this dog goes through.
Can you help?
It was nice to speak to you on the telephone today. My name is XXXX and I spoke to you this afternoon about my 6 month old German shepherd dog who has hurt her shoulder.
She has a limp which appears to be her right shoulder - however the vet that I saw claims it to be elbow dysplasia and that she needs $700 worth of x-rays to begin treatment!
The shoulder does have a little heat at the back of the shoulder blade, however there does not appear (to the ignorant- but caring parent!) to be any obvious swelling or wasting of the shoulder otherwise. She has lost no dexterity or movement and can put most of her weight on it, but the limp is obvious when she moves or lopes and more so when it is cold (like this morning). She is stretching it a lot more too when she first gets up from lying down.
It has become much more pronounced since the vet played with it on Sat.
I live in Kingaroy. Could you please fit us in for any available appointment that you have spare and I will apply to get the time off work to see you.
I appreciate your help with this so much. Speak soon.
Re our telephone conversation this morning, I would like to bring my dog Miska to see you as soon as possible after the weekend. He has a back problem and I really want to get him ready for the Ekka. I am free any day from Monday next week.
Dear Dr Jamison,
Hi I am XXXXXXX and my labrador Zac has a back or hip injury and not sure how it happened as per phone call.
I have been away and 3 mornings ago my husband XXXXX said he could not get up he is 8 years old. We also have 4 other dogs who are very active and they all play sometimes knocking into each other when playing. I am really worried and hope you can let us know what you might think is wrong and how much it may cost.
We have an old boxer dog who had a similar injury but worse after a bad fall and a dog chiropractor fixed him. Zac is on antflamitories at the moment and is a bit better passing urine and no 2s. Hope you can help.
I have a wonderful Staffy called Rasta whom i saved from the pound.
I found out 3 months later that his back leg has been de-gloved. (How? I don't know)
When he walks his foot does not spread out like his other feet.
Just wondering if your services might help him. I do have x-rays that show bone shaving in the toe area.
Hello my mum rang you on Tuesday the 26th regarding my dog she is a Bullarab x Coonhound she is around 2yrs of age about her back every time she walks she cries and when we touch her back she cries I was just wounding what you think it would be and how to fix it that would be great and how much it will cost. If you could ring me anytime after 8:00am and talk to ether XXXX or XXXXXX about it that would be fantastic as we don't like seeing her in pain.
You have been recommended to us by a friend. We have a 2 year old Irish Wolfhound we'd like you to take a look at, he has a strange gait, his back legs 'roll' outward a little as he walks. He has been walking like this for some time and our friend suggested that it may be beneficial for his long-term health if he sees you. We also have a six year old Irish Wolfhound/Cattledog cross who has suffered extensively from arthritis and joint problems since he was a pup. We'd love any advice or treatment you can give him to aid his comfort.
We live in north Brisbane, and are very happy to travel for our boys to see you. Our contact numbers are xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or xxxxxxxxxxxx. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
I spoke to you this morning about our german sherpherd Zena. I saw you about 2 years when you were in Yatala. Zena had done some damaged after sliding on grass chasing the cows. She had about 5 treatments and was good after that. About 3 weeks ago she must have slid again.We did not see her slide. That night she could not move.I took her staright down the Vet. She checked her all over as we though it might be a tick. The vet could see that her back legs were'nt working very well so gave her an inflamatory injection and tablets.
Zena was good for about a week. The Vet told us to keep walking her which we did, but this last week she cannot even get up. Its very distressing for her and us. I could not find your phone no. until today. We would appreaciate you seeing Zena and helping her to walk again without pain.
Hi Doc Jamieson,
We called you this morning about our 14yr old dog Katie. She has a history of Vestibular Disease and arthritis.
At present she is unable to walk straight. Her hind legs twist around to her right side when she walks. She is doesn't hold her head up and doesn't seem to be able to control her right hind leg. She walks in circles almost constantly. Getting up and down from sitting or lying is very difficult.
We would be very grateful if you are able to see her ASAP as she is so miserable
I am from Newcastle, 2 hours north of Sydney and I am trying to find a dog chiropractor. So far no luck. Do you know of anyone in this area who treats dogs? My dog a staffy and has knee issues but she is whimpering if you touch her spine and go to pick her up.
Thanks for your help
Not sure if the email I sent last night got through. I sent it from a different server.
The dog has deteriorated since I spoke to you yesterday morning. He has no control at all now over his back legs. In the past three weeks he would be bad then improve and then be up and down - good for days then bad again. Now he's steadily getting worse each day.
We would appreciate you seeing him tomorrow afternoon if you can. If not, we have made the tough decision that he will need to be put down. He has no control over his bladder or bowels and gets very upset when he makes a mess in his bed. Also, he's been trying to move around dragging his bottom and legs on the ground because he seems to be in more pain lying down.
Hopefully you can help him.
I rang you last week regarding my Neo. He is about 2 ½ years old. I had X-Rays done on him about 12 ¨C 18 months ago which showed lots of non-related problems.
The X-Rays were sent to a specialist in Brisbane in which I was told that it would cost around $ 10,500.00 to operated but at the end of the day he would end up with
the same problems. I have tried vitamins and he started on his first prescription anti-inflammatory. Which I have not giving him anything for awhile. He shows sign of
dysplasia in his hips, which I had an operation done on his pelvic bone when he was de-sexed to help with the way the hips grow. It does not cure or stop hip dysplasia
but is suppose help. The X-Rays show that he has OCD in his one of his hocks, cruciate disease in one of his knees and some long name for his elbow condition, I think it starts with ¡°V¡± ??. Henry has not been bred very well unfortunately. He was born from the first litter of his mother, in which she killed 2 pups and also tried to kill Henry, they took Henry to the vet and the vet put a draining tube in his wound and I think gave him antibiotics. He is a beautiful boy and we were devastated when we found out his problems . He doesn¡¯t seem to be in that much pain at this stage, he does find it hard at times to get up. I would love to try another way instead of having to medicate him.
Doc, could you please let me know how much your services are? We live in Hervey Bay.
Just spoke to you on the phone about my mums doberman. The doberman - TEX - is approx 10years old (she got him 3 yrs ago from RSPCA) and he did have a problem with his back just above the tail. He started drag his back end yesterday morning while out for his morning walk and now this morning he can only stand for a short time and cannot walk more then a few steps.
We await your reply.
Well I take it the email got through ok cos it hasn't bounced back yet!
5yo GSD diagnosed with Degenerative Dog Disease, a slipped disc. Has had about 8 steroid needles to try and 'regenerate' the outer lining of the disc which appeared to 'help' for about 2 months but the last week it appears he has gone backwards.
Not happy in himself, scratching with the back legs every 10 or so steps, knocks up very quickly after the slightest of exercise, very short walk!
As I mentioned to you on the phone, we do have a small area of slippery floor in the kitchen/dining area where the dogs walk over to get outside.
Have had him on MSM powder with Glucosimine and Chondroitin to try and ease the symptons but obviously it is no longer helping either.
Not sure if I can tell you anything else so it would be great if you could see him tomorrow night!
My Bullmastiff has hurt his back and is dragging his back paws a bit he has been on anti-inflammatory but hasn¡¯t really helped can you please come and have a look at him .
I found your number on the Mt Cotton Road. We have a Golden Retriever which shows signs of pain between his front shoulder blades Our second retriever plays roughly and we believe she jumped on his back causing this pain He runs and walks with a limp and has discomfort when we touch near the spot. Thank You
I would like to get my dog checked by you before the Royal. I live in Maryborough.
Sorry its taken me so long to get this email to you today. The photos are poor quality and its taken me 2 hours to do this so far!!!
Freddie is a Lhasa Apso X Poddle.
He is 3y 6m old
Very energetic and has a great nature. (we have 3 kids and he thinks he is the fourth). He is healthy. The vet took some blood samples the other day and called us to say his vital organs were all good.
He started limping last Friday. He holds his left hind leg up when walking and the height does vary on closer observation. He does however use it when he runs, we have kept him in all day today to reduce his movements as you suggested. He can also stand on his hind legs when he begs. He would previously jump up continuously when I came home from work, he is not doing this at the moment.
We have been told by the vet he needs surgery. I personally would only like to do this as a last resort as he is so young and it can have symptoms in the future like arthritis etc.
We hope you can help him.
Thanks for your reply Doc ¨C I really look forward to your visit tomorrow ¨C it¡¯s heartbreaking to see your 9 month old dog in pain ¨C especially after waiting so many years for the right time to have a dog and choosing the right type of dog to fit our family.
Hopefully you can help him.
Thank you so much for calling me back this morning. I just wanted to set up a time to have a consultation with you. My dog is a 4 and half year old Labrador cross. Recently after a big session of running at the dog park he became very stiff in both his hind legs. I assumed it was just saw muscles after the exercise so massaged his legs and after a day or so he seemed to get better. He was still favouring his left leg though and not putting his full weight on it. After 3 days I thought I had better take him up to the vet in case he had damaged a toe or pulled a muscle or something. I was very surprised when the vet immediately advised that he had most likely torn ligaments in both knees and would require surgery that would cost nearly 4.5k per leg. I have had him x-rayed and the vet has recommended the surgery.
The surgery seems very severe and the recovery time is nearly 12 months, for a young active dog it would be quite difficult to keep him inactive for the 12mths of recovery and as we have another dog at home the risk of recking the surgery is quite large. I have already decided against the surgery after quite a bit of research on the intranet and speaking with quite a few people who have had similar experiences with their dogs.
It would be great to set up a consultation with you to see what other treatment solutions there are. Thank you
We would like to arrange an appointment to bring our border collie in for treatment. He has been diagnosed with arthritis and his back is swayed.¡¡We live on the Sunshine Coast and would need to arrange a definite appointment for Ned. Thank you.
Hi Doc Jamieson
I was talking to you this morning about my Labrador puppy.
Here is some details about her.
Halle is 5 months old 16kg, she has now had the limp on and off for 2 weeks now and some days it is good and other days really bad. I have taken her to the vet 3 times and they gave her some pain killers which seemed to help so I didn’t go ahead with the Xrays. It seems to be worse after a little walk or at night. It is her front legs and she will alternate one minute it is the left and then it is the right. She chews at her back sometimes and shakes her head around which I thought she had water in her ear or something. I do have polished floor boards and my brother had tiles so it seemed to happen after playing with her sister. Today was the worst as I took her down for a little walk on the beach as she hadn’t been limping and she pretty much started crying straight away and limping. I live at Scarborough (Redcliffe) but happy to bring her to you as want to get her fixed ASAP as hate seeing her like this.
My name is xxxxxxxxx and I spoke to you this arvie about my german shepherd cross, Mindy, she is 15 and could really benefit from your help, even though she's old I believe with the proper help she can live the rest of her life a lot less painfully...
It's been nearly a year since you visited and worked on our dog, and I was wondering if maybe you could come and have another look at her.
She is 13 yr old German Shepherd.
I'm not really sure what is wrong (besides old age, athritis, etc), but thinking maybe roached back again, (does that cause her back legs to look a bit flat footed?) and needs a good ol alignment required.
I have a kelpie cross who has some noticeable tenderness around its hips and often crosses his legs when it walks. He's having surgery on monday to remove a 5cm splinter of wood or metal from the skin just below his jaw. He recovered within a day from his desexing, so he
should be fine reasonably soon after this surgery to see Doc.
Thanks for you help,
Hi thanks for returning my call
My dog daisy – mini daschund has no movement in her back legs – I have taken her to the vets who xrayed her – lesion in spine and calified disc pressing on spinal cord was the result they said there is nothing they can do apart from expensive surgery – we have her at home on anti inflamatorys but she is in a lot of pain – can you do anything for this type of thing or should we just get her put to sleep – I don’t want her to be in pain
If you can let me know asap
Hi Doc. Just checked out your new website. Mishy is doing fine but may need to see you again. She is 13 now and is on injections for arthritis. She is very spritely but does have sore points and snaps if you touch her in the wrong spot.
I have a friend xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx who sees another doggie manipulator but she would love to visit you instead. I gave her your details....Mishy will need some maintenance to get through to old old age. Hope everything is going well for you and business booms.
See you soon.
I have heard great things about your work. I have 2 Golden Retreivers (18 months old) - no relation to each other. One of them was a very clumsy puppy and had a few falls from heights! She has stiff back legs and not so great posture, trouble getting up from lying down. She has been seeing the guy xxxxxxxxxxx at Jimboomba and is great after a session, but it seems to revert back quickly (he says because she has grown up with her hips out of alignment, her ligaments are tight).
Anyway, its a fair old journey to Jimboomba, so when I heard you do a mobile service I was very interested. xxxxxxxxxxx recommended you - said you were fabulous with her dog. I would love you to meet my dog and see what you can do for her.
What days do you come to the Gold Coast? Do you do week-ends? And what is the price? I live on the Gold Coast at Reedy Creek. When is your next available appointment?
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
The girls are doing great - thanks for asking. We have been careful with Lulu - no bouncing balls, and no rough play! She is running the best she ever has and seems really happy and much more confident.
On the 22nd August @ 3am our 8 year old whippet, Zoe, woke up yelping and appeared to be in extreme pain all over. After several minutes she stopped yelping but was obviously still in extreme discomfort. When there appeared no improvement after 30minutes we called the vet. He asked numerous questions and decided we should bring her in. He checked her over and found nothing obvious. She was given a needle and stayed under observation for some hours.
The next day ‘she still wasn’t talking to the vet’ so it was decided to XRay her neck and spine and to do blood tests. She was given Amoxyclav & Rimadyl to take.
No abnormalities were detected in the XRays and blood tests which also checked the function of her major organs were normal.
Later that week she developed a limp which appeared to come from the right shoulder. We had an XRay done of the shoulder and elbow which showed nothing wrong. That weekend she was off her food and both days she just kept moving to shaded areas to lie down, until Sunday evening when she started eating again.
During this period she also yelped occasionally, as if she had hurt herself or Sassy, our other whipped bumped her.
Measures we have taken ourselves, is to restrict her (them) in a pen during the day. No use of doggy door at any time. No exercise as in walks, definitely no runs.
She is eating normally, appears happy, we haven’t heard her yelp but she is still limping and is sometimes reluctant to put weight on the right side, including holding her paw off the ground on occasions. We should point out that in the excitement of when we first arrive home from work or it is meal time it is difficult to detect anything amiss but within a short space of time the problem is back again.
The vet is at a loss.
Do you think you can help Zoe?
I have a 13 months old rottweiler boy who was diagnosed with severe hip dysplasia. We have been told he will need total hip replacement, we are now saving for the procedure, while we save we have been conservatively treating his condition as best we can with anti inflamatories and pain killers, exercise restrictions and occasionally we have visited out holistic vet who has done some chiro and acupuncture.
You were referred to me by someone who's had good results from your services
It’s Xxxxxxx from Hillcrest, Just a couple of questions my little Jack Russell has just been diagnosed by a wedge biopsy with lymphoma. The vet who seems ok as far as vets go is recommending Chemo and we will be transferred to the specialists at Underwood for treatment. I have started her on the MMS and I was wondering what your opinion about all this is.
Dear Doc Jamieson,
You treated our standard Schnauzer Herman earlier this year. We feel that he may be in some pain again and we were wondering if you were available to see him again.
My name is xxxxxxxxxxxx, Valcore my little dog has had tetanus and after 3 months is still suffering the effects. My vet has recommened I contact you for an appointment. Valcore is living on pain killers just to keep him comfortable so a visit will be greatly appreciated.
Hi Doc, my name is xxxxxxxxx. I took my 2 staffies to you when they were pups.They are now 11 and 12.They are doing pretty well for their age but have slowed up a bit.Can you please tell me when and where you are having another clinic and if you still come to the gold coast. Thanks
I am writing to you because I think you are the man who used to treat my Ridgebacks in the early 90's in Brisbane.
My last dog lives with my daughter & they think he is dying. I think his back is out and that pinches nerves.
Can you help please if/when you are in Brisbane/Logan?
Hi, I've heard of your work and I have a Miniature BullTerrier Bitch that is three yrs old. She shows aggressive behaviour during meal times and snaps at her tail. It looks as though her spine sticks up in places along her back. I would like to hear of any ideas you have that could help her. Here is my number if you could give me a call, thanks.
How are you?
If you could spare the time this weekend we truly want to have a followup treatment undertaken with Poss. As normal, after your visits, out boy is visibly happier and more fluid with his movements, we cannot thankyou enough for all the time and effort you put into ensuring our boy continues to have a comfortable and happy life.
We are more than happy to come out any time on the weekend, and would also like to bring along our daughters 8 week pup to have a ‘preventative alignment’ undertaken to ensure this little soul does not need to live with discomfort in life. Something our boy had to endure for 7 years until in desperation we started taking off our blinkers and looking at options.
Doc, stay positive and focussed, you bring too many positives into too many lives – both two & four legged. You truly are our boys ‘heaven on earth’
I spoke to you earlier today about possible treatment of my dog?
Tyler is a 7.5year old Rottweiler, who, three weeks ago started limping after a trip to the park.
He loves chasing things and has until now been a very active dog. So much so, that we find it very difficult to 'beef him up'.
He did however,have a good healthy physique, but has been losing weight rapidly since the incident at the park.
We took him to the Brighton vet two weeks ago, who diagnosed him very quickly (within about 5 minutes) with anterior cruciate ligament.
They put him on anti-inflammatories for three weeks and told us to return after then. The vet told us that the only solution to the condition is
surgery (TTO/TTA) which is to cost approximately $2500 and must be done asap.
I looked into information about the condition and other possible treatments on the internet, and came across some good referrals for yourself
on the WOMOW website.
What concerns me now, is that in the last week, his balance is getting worse and he is tilting his head a lot to compensate for it.
The muscle in his bad leg (right rear) is deteriorating quite quickly, and he is getting grumpy with our other dog and going off his food.
We have to lift him on and off our deck and he cannot negotiate steps. He quite often falls over when he shakes his ears.
If you think you could possibly help us at all it would be appreciated.
You have come very very very highly recommended to me via a friend, and was wondering if you still do trips to Townsville at all with your clinic.
I know you used to come up this way, but havent seen you up here for a long time.
I am currently living in Beenleigh and would like to have an asessment on my Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, whom has recently been having issues with his L shoulder, I have been able to releive him slightly by applying hot packs and gentle massage but following a recent sickness where I thought i would lose him a vet has recommended that I seek chiropractic assessment to alleviate his pain.
Lochlan is 9 and has been seen by you in North Qld previously when he was a puppy.
He suffers many the normal problems, hates to be stacked, head down, difficulty going down stairs, pain on shaking whereby he crys, and difficulty getting up from a lying position.
I am able to attend a clinic as he loves to go for a drive. If you could contact me with where to from here I would appreciate it.
Toms 22kg 13.5 year old watch dog,
Has trouble with her back legs,
Currently being treated with anti inflammertys
spoke to yesterday and you said to email details
I have a brindle staffy cross cattle dog we a sore hip woundering if you could try and fix it
My name is xxxxxxxxxxxx and I work for xxxxxxxxxxxxxx in the Detector Dog Unit.
My supervisor, xxxxxxxxxxxxxx gave me your letter to read and I’m very interested in you seeing my two English Springer Spaniels.
Both my dogs have competed in a high level of Agility and have a very active life. My 7yo bitch has a history of joint problems and has seen xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx a couple of times and has been prescribed Rimadyl by our vet. My 8yo dog is in pretty good condition for his age.
Can you give me some information about your clinic and its opening times as I would dearly love you to see them, especially Cleo as I know she is sore.
Hi I would like to make an appointment for my dog as he has a bad limp in his front left leg.
Dear Doc Jamieson,
I have a 4-year-old standard poodle, a spayed female.
Three weeks ago she collided heavily with my other dog, a 25kg English
setter while they were exercising. She has apparently damaged the
muscles in her neck, according to our vet (who I trust).
He has prescribed non-steroidal anti inflammatories for her, but she
is showing no sign of improvement; quite the opposite. She is in
distress, and stands with the head in a corner. She is also very
unsteady on her feet, lurching into the furniture and hitting door
I took her to see an elderly gentleman who works in a similar field to
yours yesterday (he treats greyhounds, horses and cattle); he
diagnosed twisted ligaments in her neck that had trapped a nerve. He
attempted to manipulate her neck, but she was in such pain we had to
muzzle her, which she fought against. While showing an initial
improvement immediately after the treatment, she has regressed again
over the past 24 hours. I feel she should have been sedated prior to
the treatment, as she fought hard to get out of the restraint.
Is there any chance you could offer some encouragement, or advise me
that you may be able to help her? The vet has said that it will take a
long time to heal, and that I must be patient, but she is in such
distress I need to find some alternative treatment for her.
I live in Northern NSW (just inland from Byron Bay), and would be
happy to travel to bring her to you.
Not sure if you remember Mac the Siberian Husky with the bad neck. Well he's put it out again. (we think he got it stuck under the gate as he has tried to get up in a hurry)
Hi Doc Jamieson,
Isabella, our tibetian spaniel, is sore and needs your help.
You sorted out her problems last year at the RSPCA million paws walk, and now we need your help again.
We're happy to travel to Yatala, or wherever you are located at the moment.
Please call me
I have german shep x kelpie dog about 10 yrs old who has had a crucial ligament done 2 years ago, but the last couple of weeks now she seems to be sore all over, we have taken her to vet, giving her pain killers and also arthritis medication, had xrays etc, and unable find anything major wrong but she still seems unhappy. I would like to know if I could bring her in for you to have a look at her – I’m in the Caboolture area.
Hi Doc Jamieson!!
Not sure if you can assist our best mate... but we thought we give it a go!!!.
As mentioned above, we have been told Como has an ACL rupture in her rear leg. She is 4 and half years old, extremely active and totally loveable!!!.. so to see her limping, in pain and missing out on her walks saddens us greatly!!.
Quick run down on her history.... over the past two years, Como has had two incidents of her tail sagging, not wagging, very tender to touch, especially at the base of her tail. On these occasions the vet noticed swelling at the tail joints and prescribed anti-inflams which seemed to fix the problem. Suggested her tail may of had some kind of blunt trauma.. caught in the door etc..
So I'm not sure if these two are related in any way but we first noticed her limp late last year, vet said it may of been tender pads, as she was paying alot of attentions to her foot at this time...anti-inflams and rest seemed to fix it. It has since come back Oct. took her back to vet, more anti-flams and rest required. Would go away and come back again. Vet suggested ligament damage, however xrays may not show up damage...... so more anti-flams. No good. Finally vet advised ACL rupture and $$$$ to fix!!!.. Two different types of surgery can be done. One that suits smaller dogs and one for larger dogs.. Were looking at $3000.00!!!..
We are currently living o/s at the moment and my Dad is looking after Como at our house in Karrabin, Ipswich. Best contact for me is via email. If you think you maybe able to assist us, I will let me Dad know your contact details to arrange an appointment. Fingers crossed!!!. We would love to have Como sorted either way as soon as possible to get her happy and back to normalish again!!
Thank you for your time Doc!!!... All the best with your ventures!!..
Dear Doctor Jamieson,
Our German Shepherd Daisy is in considerable pain and it looks as if she has dislocated her right shoulder. Would it be possible for you to to come and treat her as she is a big dog and difficult to move.
I have been referred to you by one of the ladies at our local dog park in Mansfield. We live at Mount Gravatt and have a 7 year old labradoodle, Jaz, who has been limping for a while, in particular the last 3 weeks. She displayed the same symptoms over winter and the vet suggested it was arthritus. We stopped her from running after the ball for a while and gave her anti-inflammatories and the limping went away.
The symptoms returned a few weeks ago.
It appears to be her front right leg.
Could we make an appointment for you to see her please.
I will try to be flexible to fit in with you if you can provide some available timeslots.
I can come to you, or if you are in this area that's great too.
If a second slot is available, I would get you to look at our boy Groodle, Louie, who is overweight, but Jaz is the priority at the moment.
Thanks and Regards
I have a retired greyhound who has developed a limp. Do you have any appointment times available today?
My loved 13 year old Jack Russel ( Sammy ) Christmas Eve day started to walk funny , his real legs were getting weak, by chrismas day he could not walk. We took him to the vet and she put him on steriods, He seemed to gain a little strength and walk somewhat, but now his real legs are totally out. 2 weeks ago he was fine, running around like a puppy. This is very very sad. Can you give us some advise?
I spoke to you this morning about my dog, Molly. The vet said that if she doesn't stop limping she may need surgery. I want to avoid that if at all possible.
Molly is a 14 month staffy cross. She is limping on her front right hand side. She is holding her leg out to the side. This is what makes her look like she's limping. She has never really sat square. At first we thought this was cute but I did some reading and realised it was detrimental so we've been training her to sit properly in the last month. Molly also walks with her head down and is very submissive (she submits to every single dog, including little puppies) at the dog park. It never occured to me that this might be because she is in pain, until her sister and littermate, Jessie, started submitting, all of a sudden, after hurting her foot. Molly has always been slower, chubbier and "lazier" than Jessie. We just assumed that was a personality thing. If it wasn't for having Jessie and her developing a limp, I would have just assumed that this is the way she is.
I hope you can help us. We live in Moorooka and I am on holidays for the next two weeks.
Hello there my name is xxxxxxxxxxxxxx my husband and i got your number/email off a billboard on Mount Cotton Road we were wondering if its possible to have you come and look at our 3yr bull terrier x staffy who seems to have something wrong with his back legs and hips! We have had him since he was only 3 weeks old, i have been to the vet many times and they tell me he is in no pain and they dont know what it may be it is getting worse. My dog means the world to me and i would be greatly appreciated to have you look at him.
Thank you for your time
Hope to hear from you soon
Hi Doc Jamieson,
My 9 year old beloved staffy is in a lot of pain and is crabbing to the left when he walks and his back has a huge dip, am thinking he had a fall down our 4 verandah stairs.
He has been like this for nearly a month now as the vet could not find anything wrong with him at that time, even though I told her that I think he has had a fall because he was sore to the touch on right side of his body then.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Hi my name is xxxxxxxxxxxxx, I have a 9 yr old female bull arib x call Puppy. She has had bad arthritis most of her life and has had cartrophen injections which have done nothing she is now on rimadyl pain killers and they arent doing much either this is my last resort as she cant stand up without aid and can only walk a few metres before sitting down. i also think her hip might be displaced so i just wanted to know how much it would be for u to take a look at her. She is large because she doesn't exercise. I live in Ipswich my mobile is xxxxxxxxxxxxxx u can call me any time. Thankyou
I have a beautiful almost 11 year old Rottweiler named Jasper who is is starting to suffer from a few age related conditions. She appears to have elbow dysplacia (and possibly hip too). I have just gotten back from the vet as over the last two days I have noticed that every so often when she gets up from sleeping, she tucks her tail under and hunches her back slightly or twists slightly to the side. The vet seems to think it might be a neural condition with the spinal cord. Once she starts excerising she is fine and she still goes for a daily walk and gets up and down the stairs in the house without too much drama. She is currently on Deramaxx but I am interested in treating her with acupuncture or other relevant treatments.
Jasper is a big dog (54kg) and no matter what we do, she doesn't loose weight (she is on Science diet R/D biscuits) and I have a 4WD so it's very difficult for me to get her in and out of the car. I am interested to see if you do home visits to Wooloowin (north side) and if so, how much it would cost and how often she would require treatments. I know she is old but she is still happy and I really just want to make sure we can enjoy her (and her us) as long as possible with a minimum amount of discomfort.
My name is xxxxxxxxxxxxx and live at Ormiston. I have a 7 year old full breed German Shepard. We think his right hip has gone out as he is having a great deal of difficulty in walking on the leg. He is limping and struggling to sit and stand..
I was wandering what your fees are and if you would have an appointment time that we could bring him to see you.
hi doc, my name is xxxxxxxxx i have been told you are amazing with dogs your very highly spoke of, i have an american staffy he just turned one and i think he has his back out he wont jump in the jeep any more he runs sideways and after a 20 minute walk he limps carring his left leg and seems very stiff, he has been like this for around 2 months, ive just flown in from darwin and am in kingscliff for 3 weeks and would really like you to treat him my number is xxxxxxxxxxxx please help us, call me any time thanks
hello, My name is xxxxxxxx and I would like to make an appointment for belle who is eight and having some trouble with her front leg,
Dear Doc Jamieson
I spoke to you just recently regarding my dog Benji. Benji is a 3 year old Bichon Frise who is suffering from what I think is a sore back. He has been suffering for the last week or so and has been chewing the base of his tail down to flesh, resulting in bleeding. Before we got our second Bichon Frise, about a year ago, Benji used to do the same thing and the vet just said he may have injured a disc in his back and to rest however when left alone he has recently started doing it again. He runs around in circles then quickly sits down. Sometimes he just sits there and doesn't want to walk or get up. He has still been eating his food okay but seems to be in a great deal of distress. I live at Calamvale on the Southside of Brisbane. I am attaching a photo of Benji.
Dear Doc Jamieson
We have a 3 1/2 year English Setter who was dianosed with immune mediated polyarthritis around 6 weeks ago. He is much better than he was but we would really love to have some help with his ongoing care. We have heard so much about you from our friend xxxxxxxxxxxxxx and she feels that you might be able to help our boy, so if we can make an appointment with you it would be great.