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Downriver doctors using acupuncture and chiropractic treatments to help animals walk again

WOODHAVEN, Mich. (WXYZ) - "When this all happened, my world came crashing down," said Avalon Roman about the day Bell, her seven-year-old Basset Hound, fell off the bed and, within a day, lost the use of her back legs and ability to control her bladder.

One veterinarian told Roman she'd have to pay thousands of dollars to get Bell walking again or euthanize her.

Deb Reding also faced similar anguish when Morgan, one of her beloved dachshunds, lost the use of his rear legs. 

"He was very, very bad," said Reding. "I thought we were going to have to euthanize him."

Reding and Roman are some of the pet owners who have seen a remarkable recovery of their dogs after Dr. Patricia Odette, a longtime chiropractor, and Dr. Lucretia Greear, a veterinary surgeon, began treating Morgan and Bell with chiropractic treatments and acupuncture. 

"Thirty-eight years of being a chiropractor, I know what it does and it's very powerful," said Dr. Odette who works with Dr. Greear in her Woodhaven Animal Hospital one day a week.