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.
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.