Feline Physiotherapy

Please note a referral form will need to be completed by your veterinarian prior to your initial assessment. This can be downloaded here 

 

 

Initial assessment and treatment £30 (up-to 1.5 hours)

Subsequent treatments £25 (up-to 1 hour)

Due to the independent nature of our feline friends a large proportion of physiotherapy treatments are carried out because of traumatic injuries such as;
  • fractures/articular fractures
  • spinal cord trauma
  • traumatic stifle luxation
  • cruciate ligament damage
  • wounds
Cats, when compared to dogs, are less likely to suffer from developmental orthopaedic diseases.  However, osteoarthritis is sadly a common occurrence in cats but quite often goes undiagnosed due to their stoic nature. 
 Common signs may include but is not limited too;
  • excessive grooming of a painful joint or under-grooming
  • may be lame, stiff or adopting an unusual posture
  • becomes aggressive 
  • reduced outdoor play/exploration
  • eating and toileting habits change
  • unable to jump up/down from locations previously used
Another common reason for physiotherapy referral is obesity and weight management. Some of the consequences for overweight cats include;
  • cardiovascular disease
  • reduced liver function
  • decreased immune defence
  • diabetes mellitis
  • more likely to suffer with skin problems
  • anaesthesia risk increases
Manual therapies, electrotherapies and home modifications can all be carried out with cats in a similar way to that of the dog. The added benefit of rehabilitating cats is the use of 'play' with toys and laser pointers.
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Three Cats Playing