SUMMARY: Doggie chiro does it again.Tika hates going to the vet--hates hates HATES it. Must give her a sedative before we go to a vet's office.
Fortunately there are people who work on dogs outside of the office. I was very lucky to be fit into a vet/chiropractor's schedule Wednesday evening. She very quickly narrowed it to somewhat nasty pain around Tika's neck and shoulders with some additional stuff going on in her back end--yup, the places we already know she has arthritis.
The chiro wasn't sure what she could do in one session, but to her delight discovered that, while Tika might hate vet offices, she loves loves LOVES the laying on of hands and relaxed very quickly to let the chiro do her work. Much to the chiro's surprise, she was able to get everything loosened or adjusted right then and there. Which also made me happy because it meant that there was no more major issue going on.
Twenty minutes later, no Tika pain! Walked her around for about 5-10 minutes and then the chiro rechecked her, and Tika was still feeling good.
Ran her in class tonight at 16" and she was fine. So we should be good to go for this weekend. Whew!