Osteopathy for dogs

variety of dog breeds

Whether your dog is a working dog/competition dog or a loved pet, it will benefit from osteopathic treatment.

There are many conditions dogs are treated for. Here is a list of a few of them:

  • Injuries-from falls/ running into things/slipping
  • Gait Changes- Lameness/favoring turning one way or a particular leg/unevenness
  • Behavioral Changes
  • Generic –arthritis/maintenance of condition
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Difficulty in movement- not wanting to jump into a car

Your dog is fully examined, a diagnosis reached & treated. Some dogs are referred by their vets. Owners are often given rehabilitation exercises to be done at home, along with massage & stretching. Referral to Total Paws for Hydro-therapy on a treadmill can also be in some rehabilitation programs. Hydro-therapy has many uses to help a dog recovery from an injury, as well as general being.

  • Pain relief
  • Gait mechanics
  • Proprioception
  • Weight Loss
  • Pre/Post Surgery
  • Muscle mass & stamina

Sarah sees small animals at Total Veterinary Services.

Sarah is a member of SOAP & is part of the committee to see the growth of animal osteopathy & to ensure standards/competencies of animal osteopaths is maintained.