Yorkshire Terrier at the Vet

Canine Osteopathy

Holistic care for your pet...

Canine osteopathy treats the dog’s body as a whole, rather than only focusing on any one particular veterinary condition – the aim of the canine osteopath is to always look for the underlying cause(s) of the dog’s problem to return its body to balance. Misalignments can also cause various symptoms and the dog will often subtly change its gait to compensate for the problem(s). The joints involved can become stiff and lack their normal range of motion. Ligaments will be put under extra strain, muscles will have reduced elasticity and be more prone to injury. Nerves can become impinged causing muscle wasting and weakness. These symptoms can often be relieved with osteopathy.

 

Acupuncture improves blood flow which increases oxygenation of tissues. It also reduces the amount of waste products produced and increases the amount of metabolic waste the body can remove, so there is a systemic benefit.
Acupuncture relaxes muscles both where the needle is inserted, and muscles located elsewhere in the body, so it relieves pain both locally and generally. By stimulating the release of naturally occurring pain relieving and anti-inflammatory substances, acupuncture may decrease the amount of pain medications needed to treat dogs.
Most pain medications and anti-inflammatory drugs are quite safe, but may affect organ function, Acupuncture has no systemic side effects, so it is particularly helpful for dogs in poor health.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture improves blood flow which increases oxygenation of tissues. It also reduces the amount of waste products produced and increases the amount of metabolic waste the body can remove, so there is a systemic benefit.


Acupuncture relaxes muscles both where the needle is inserted, and muscles located elsewhere in the body, so it relieves pain both locally and generally. By stimulating the release of naturally occurring pain relieving and anti-inflammatory substances, acupuncture may decrease the amount of pain medications needed to treat dogs.


Most pain medications and anti-inflammatory drugs are quite safe, but may affect organ function, Acupuncture has no systemic side effects, so it is particularly helpful for dogs in poor health.