Unlike dogs and horses, cats rarely show signs of lameness (altered gait), making it difficult for cat owners to determine if their cat could benefit from some form of bodywork. Dog owners often seek bodywork for their dogs when they notice that they are having trouble jumping up or down from furniture, are having difficultly standing up after resting, are reluctant to go on walks, cry out when touched or picked up or favor one or more legs while moving. Cats are usually more stoic than dogs, so cat owners need to be aware of other signs of feline body pain and discomfort.
Signs of Feline Body Pain and Discomfort:
These signs listed above can also indicate serious health problems, so it is important to have a veterinarian examine your cat prior to seeking bodywork.
Types of Bodywork Cats Can Benefit From:
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