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Old 04-20-2012, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by crysania View Post
I'm glad to see so many fast dogs not falling and so many who DID getting right up and keeping going no worse for the wear.
Just because a dog gets right up and keeps going doesn't mean they are no worse for the wear... two years ago I made the mistake of practicing with Auggie in the backyard with a light dusting of snow on the ground. He slipped and faceplanted HARD. Got up and kept going like it was no big deal.
Next week I took him to the chiropractor (we go routinely, especially before trials) and his neck and shoulder were severely misaligned and his hips were twisting to compensate. He never showed me any signs of pain at all but as soon as she was done adjusting he stood up and shook and his tail wagged SO hard, like he was relieved it didn't hurt anymore.

This is also the dog who had six bladder stones in his belly and was still doing agility, and it took until there were SIX bladder stones in his belly to even start showing me symptoms of a UTI.

Dogs aren't always the best at telling us when they hurt... especially drivey, crazy dogs like many agility dogs are...

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