Have you noticed any changes in your dog, however subtle?
If you have noticed any changes, even the most subtle of ones, or have concerns about your dog’s mobility and / or behaviour.
This aid allows you to easily classify your observations, identifying symptoms of musculoskeletal conditions that could be helped by Canine Massage & Therapy.
Signs of muscular pain can be mistaken by some owners as simply signs of ageing or ‘just something they do’. However, that muscular pain can be caused by anything from normal activities of daily living to chronic arthritic conditions.
|Posture||Activities of Daily Living||Behaviour||Performance|
|Stiffness||Change in standing / sitting / laying position||Reluctant / struggling on walks||Just not themselves||Deviation in performance|
|Lameness/limping||Back dipping / arching||Struggling to get up or down stairs or from the car/sofa||Disinterested in life / isolation / depressed / grumpy||Early onset fatigue|
|Dragging paws / knuckling over/ stumbling||Coat changes/ twitchy skin||Doesn’t want to play||Not wanting to be petted / touched / groomed||Missing / avoiding jumps|
|Hopping / swinging leg out when walking / running||Holding tail differently||Difficulty rising from lying down||Anxiety i.e. excessive licking / panting / barking / pacing||Turning wide on box|
|Weakness in legs||Dipping down on one side||Unbalanced on slippery flooring / uneven ground||Frequently rolling on back||Lack of drive, measuring|
Has Your Dog Been Diagnosed with Orthopaedic Conditions?
When bone is the primary issue, the muscle is the secondary issue. Muscle pulls on bone to produce movement, and when the bone is affected it means that the muscles which stabilise, move and protect the joint have to work harder, this then causes a set of muscular issues which worsen the dogs condition as they become stuck in the pain cycle.
- Hip / Elbow Dysplasia
- Cruciate Ligament
- Luxating Patella
- Previous Break / Fracture
Many dog owners have identified pain symptoms and have chosen non-invasive therapies like canine massage & therapy a non-invasive treatment that successfully reduces pain and improves mobility.
An all-embracing approach to your dog’s wellness, ensuring the best results for your dog’s health & wellbeing.
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Change the Muscle – Change the Posture
Change the Posture – Change the Behaviour
NB: this aid does not replace veterinary care; if you have any health concerns about your dog, please always seek advice from your vet.