Important Update from the RCVS and DEFRA regarding consent for Veterinary Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists to Treat Animals

Important information for Owners, vets and practitioners. There has been a clarification regarding consent from vets for animal osteopaths, animal chiropractors and animal physiotherapists to treat animals. The update from RCVS can be found on their website here: The following update has come from The Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP) whose website can beContinue reading “Important Update from the RCVS and DEFRA regarding consent for Veterinary Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists to Treat Animals”

The importance of allowing your dog to sniff

The above TEDEd video helps us to understand how our dogs ‘see the world’ Dog’s don’t have the same vision as us, they don’t see the world the way we do. In fact their noses do a lot of the ‘seeing’ for them. Their damp noses enable them to catch particles of smell on theContinue reading “The importance of allowing your dog to sniff”

Supporting Our Furry Community 🐾

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Brachycephalic dogs and their owners – a study into health and attachment

Did you know that the French bulldog is now the UK’s most popular breed. In their study titled ‘Great expectations, inconvenient truths, and the paradoxes of the dog-owner relationship for owners of brachycephalic dogs.’ in 2019, Packer RMA; O’Neill DG; Fletcher F; Farnworth MJ from the RVC looked at owners of short-muzzled dogs. They revealedContinue reading “Brachycephalic dogs and their owners – a study into health and attachment”

New diagnostics in Osteoarthritis

RVC have been working in collaboration with other universities to discover more accurate techniques for understanding joint behaviour in osteoarthritis. As an Animal Osteopath, I often work with dogs/horses who have this condition. Treatment, home management and rehabilitation can greatly improve quality of life in these cases. They state: “Osteoarthritis is a condition that causesContinue reading “New diagnostics in Osteoarthritis”

Testing for Neuronal Ceroid Lupofascinosis (NCL) in Salukis

NCL is a severe inherited disease which causes a gradual degeneration of the nervous system. Signs and symptoms vary widely between the forms but generally include a combination of dementia, vision loss and epilepsy. In Salukis, NCL has been observed with progressive signs of lack of coordination from around one year of age (Appleby et al., 1982). ThereContinue reading “Testing for Neuronal Ceroid Lupofascinosis (NCL) in Salukis”