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Tripawd dogs seemingly get around pretty well and people often say that they hardly even notice the limb is missing. Disabled (or rather, differently-abled) dogs are truly incredible. Whilst dogs are remarkable and adaptable they are also going to be suffering a bit and remedial massages are vital to ensure that they are comfortable and healthy.

Adaptive posture in tripaws

An amputated limb means the dog will shift their remaining leg underneath them towards the centre to remain in balance which brings the entire body out of alignment and puts strain on the musculature and remaining joints.


Massage will help to keep the tight and overworked muscles more comfortable and will be most effective when performed regularly. Overworked joints and specific areas of discomfort can be targeted deep into the joint itself with the application of laser therapy.

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Adaptive posture in differently-abled dogs

Wheelchair users or dogs requiring support slings will have significant muscular imbalances.  Some areas may not function at all or minimally and to get around requires huge adaptive postures. Disability in dogs can come from a multitude of causes and their prognoses will vary widely. Please contact us to discuss your dog's particular needs. 

Reducing scar tissue formation in amputees and surgery sites

Any scarring disrupts the alignment of the tissues as scars heal in a haphazard criss-crossed fashion. This lumpy, bumpy scar tissue inhibits blood flow and causes tension in the muscles and fascia as it pulls and tugs in awkward ways which can lead to pain.


Incorporating massage treatments post-surgery can assist with healing and reduction of scar tissue formation, but it's never too late to start remedial massages for your amputee or spinal injury dog, even it's been a long time since onset or surgery. Please contact us to make a booking.

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