Pain greatly impacts an animal’s wellbeing, general health and their ability to move.
Whilst your veterinary surgeon will prescribe a variety of medication to alleviate pain; physiotherapy allows us to combine several manual techniques and modalities to modulate pain.
Pain signs in our pets can be very subtle. Symptoms may include:
physiotherapy allows us to combine several manual techniques (such as joint mobilisations and massage) and modalities such as laser, acu-laser, TENS and thermal therapy (heat or cold) to modulate pain. We utilise Canine and Feline pain score charts from Colorado State University to help us to better assess pain in your pet. We can also assess pain in other pets such as rabbits, by using similar scoring systems.
Our pets are not furry humans- they use their own, non-vocal ways to communicate pain. Read on for some tips for recognising pain in your pets
Feline stress can cause a range of health problems and affect a cat’s behavior. Feliway® is the secret to happy cats. The calming effect of pheromones helps cats adjust to new places or people, reduce stress of transportation and to help stop marking behaviours.