About Canine Osteopathy
Animal osteopathy is a form of manual therapy using the principles and philosophies of human osteopathy and applying it directly to animals. One form of this is the application of osteopathic assessment, findings and treatment to dogs, named canine osteopathy.
Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and many breeds can show different issues for a variety of reasons. Their background and use as a pet can be an indication to things they can present with. That being racing, working, temperament, herding, show, hunting and so on. Some breeds have more stresses imposed on them than others.
Some visible signs can be shown by:
Problems sitting standing lying or changing position
Difficulties getting in and out of car
Pain when touched
Change in temperament
Rehabilitation from surgery or trauma
Joint pain, age, general well-being
No treatment is a substitute for full veterinary care