On The Road to Recovery - Calvin

Calvin is an 11 year old neutered male Terrier mix with painful hips and elevated kidney values. He is a sweet, timid dog with a Water constitution. Water dogs are predisposed to bone complaints and renal issues.


His diagnosis is Kidney Qi and Yang deficiency with local stagnation of Qi and Blood in the Gall Bladder Channel. The Gall Bladder Channel travels through the hips, and stagnation of Qi and Blood in the Channel results in pain.


Acupuncture and herbal supplements have improved his energy, comfort, and mobility. He is happier and more social at home. His renal values have not improved, so we changed herbal medications and added Standard Process Renal Support and other renal protectants.


He continues acupuncture treatments every 2-3 weeks and has his blood checked at his regular veterinarian to monitor his kidney function.