Dr. Mathews began treating my 12yo miniature dachshund in late November 2018 when her back suddenly gave out and she lost the ability to walk on her hind legs. Up until this point, she’d never had any health problems and her weight has always been perfect, so to say this took me by surprise is an understatement.
After a week of veterinary care with little improvement, we looked into alternative treatments and found Dr. Mathews’ website. I’d never heard of canine chiropractic care, so I was dubious. When I called to ask questions and possibly make an appointment, the receptionist put Dr. Mathews on the phone so I could talk to him directly. I was a MESS: crying, panicky, and talking a mile a minute about all my concerns all at once. He listened patiently and answered my questions and explained that not only is he licensed, he is also one of the very few animal chiropractors who is accredited in the state of Colorado.
When we brought in our little girl, Dr. Mathews watched her walk, examined her, explained thoroughly what was going on and what treatment consists of, then did her first adjustment. Immediately afterward, our dog, who couldn’t even WALK without dragging her back legs behind her, could stand and walk a little more normally and even shake her whole body from her head to the tip of her tail! (Yes, I cried again.) Dr. Mathews instructed us to clip her nails regularly to help her “feel the floor” with her feet and showed us how to stretch her back legs and hip flexors, then we scheduled a follow-up for the next week. By then, she had improved even more! He adjusted her again and gave us another exercise to help her relearn how to turn correctly and gave us a couple more lifestyle changes to help her get even better.
Now we go back once a month, and my dog is almost 100% again! She’s not allowed to jump on or off anything or go up or down stairs without being carried (to prevent future problems) but looking at her now, you’d never know she’d been partially paralyzed. Dr. Mathews does incredible work, and he’s extremely patient, kind, and encouraging to animals and their caregivers alike. I couldn’t be happier with the level of care he provides. The receptionists are friendly and helpful, and the building is always clean and welcoming.
Please do your pets a favor and go see him for preventative care!