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Osteopathy for cats

Have you noticed any sign of pain, discomfort or a change in your cat's behaviour? A problem in their gait (lameness, pain, paralysis)? A digestive, urinary or respiratory disorder (diarrhea, vomiting, cystitis, cough)? Cats can exhibit various signs and symptoms that may indicate underlying musculoskeletal issues or restrictions necessitating osteopathic consultation. Ensuring that your cat is in the best possible condition contributes significantly to their health, comfort, and overall quality of life.

How can osteopathy help your cat ?

 

Osteopathy can be highly beneficial for cats in various ways, addressing both preventive care and specific health concerns. Here's how osteopathy can help your cat:

  • Preventative Care and Overall Well-being: Osteopathy focuses on optimising the body's natural ability to heal and maintain balance. Regular osteopathic treatments can help prevent musculoskeletal imbalances, promote overall health, and support your cat's well-being.

  • Relieving Musculoskeletal Discomfort and Pain: Osteopathy can effectively relieve musculoskeletal discomfort and pain in cats, addressing issues such as stiffness, tension, and soreness, thus improving their comfort and quality of life.

  • Injury Management and Post-operative Rehabilitation: Osteopathy plays a crucial role in managing injuries and supporting post-operative rehabilitation in cats. It can help facilitate the healing process, reduce inflammation, and restore normal function after injuries or surgical procedures.

 

  • Correcting Postural Imbalances and Gait Problems: Osteopathic techniques can address postural imbalances and gait abnormalities in cats, improving their movement efficiency, coordination, and balance.

 

  • Breeding and Postpartum Care: Osteopathic treatments can benefit breeding cats during pregnancy and postpartum, helping to maintain their musculoskeletal health, alleviate discomfort, and support recovery after whelping.

 

  • Managing Age-related Conditions: Osteopathy can be particularly beneficial for older cats, helping to manage age-related conditions such as arthritis, stiffness, and reduced mobility, thus improving their comfort and quality of life in their senior years.

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How many sessions will my cat need?

 

The number of osteopathic sessions your cat will need depends on various factors, including its specific condition, response to treatment, and overall health. A treatment plan will be tailored to your cat's individual needs and may involve multiple sessions spaced out over time.

A preventive approach is beneficial for maintaining the musculoskeletal health and overall well-being of your cat. Regular check-ups allows us to monitor your cat's condition and detect any early signs of musculoskeletal issues before they escalate into more significant problems or injuries. 

 

The severity and nature of the condition your cat is experiencing will play a significant role in determining the number of sessions needed. Some conditions may require more sessions for effective treatment.

 

Past injuries or medical history can also impact the number of sessions needed. Chronic issues may require more ongoing treatment compared to acute injuries.

 

Older cats may require more frequent sessions to manage age-related issues such as arthritis or stiffness.

 

We are happy to discuss the best management for your cat during the consultation. Your input and involvement are essential parts of the process, and we're here to support you every step of the way.

​What to except and how to care after the treatment?

Treatments start a healing response that triggers changes to occur within the cats body. Any onset of symptoms or an increase in pain is referred to as the “rebound effect” or “healing crisis”. This can often be quite a tiring experience and some cats can feel soreness for a day or so after an osteopathic treatment; it is often an indication of increased circulation and removal of toxins.

 

For this reason it is recommended that the cat should be rested after the treatment for 24-48 hours followed by a gradual return to normal activity. The results of a treatment are seen after a few days or weeks depending the body’s ability to adapt these changes. 

 

We are here to support you every step of the way on your cat's healing journey. In addition to providing treatment, we will offer advice on various lifestyle factors that can contribute to your pet's overall well-being. This includes guidance on nutrition, stress management, and exercise routines tailored to meet the specific needs of your cat.

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Book an appointment

Contact us, we will be happy to answer your questions and discuss the best care for your cat.

+61 (0)423 719 018

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