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Perro con veterinarioArtritis-y-sintomasLuckily or unfortunately dogs don’t talk, so sometimes it can be hard to tell if they’re in pain. Fortunately, the dog’s response to pain is very similar to what we give. Depending on its level of tolerance to it, its intensity and its origin, we will observe changes in behavior that seek to avoid it. These avoidant behaviors will be more or less marked, so it is important to know well what the normal behavior of the dog in question is to realize the changes.


These changes can manifest themselves in the form of general behavioral alterations ranging from depression/apathy of the animal, through loss of appetite and abnormal panting, to situations of social avoidance or even aggressiveness, especially when the pain becomes more intense when touching the area causing said pain.

chat whatsapp perroIn more concrete terms, postural or movement alterations can be observed: the dog avoids performing those movements and postures that intensify the pain. A simple example is not to support that leg that is injured. There can also be an excessive grooming behavior of the painful area, which can bring more serious situations, such as when a small lesion on the skin is complicated in licking dermatitis, although the pain is a physiological response of protection whose function is to avoid the aggravation of an injury.

Those abnormal postures that the dog adopts to avoid feeling pain or to decrease its intensity are called analgesic postures. An example of these is the slouching that can be observed in the face of abdominal pain. With this posture the animal seeks to reduce the tension exerted by the walls of the abdomen on the organs of the cavity, which is where the pain has its origin.

Sometimes realizing the problem is not so simple, because the tolerance that the specific dog has to pain varies from one animal to another. Also, as with people, pain is difficult to quantify objectively. Even the situation occurs that pain can confuse us about the origin of it, because pain is a nervous mechanism that can originate from a localized physical injury, but it can also originate in the nervous system without having an apparent injury in the painful area. An example of this situation is the pain that is observed in a pinching in the spine: the pain does not manifest itself more intensely in the place where the injury is, but refers to the areas that are innervated by the affected nerves.

soporte-de-cadera-canino_preuIt also happens that the pain feels different depending on the affected tissue. It is easy to locate the exact place of injury in the case of muscle or skeletal pain, but not when the problem is of an internal organ: a thorn stuck in a finger is easy to find, but to know the cause of abdominal pain, the perception of which is more diffuse, it is advisable to carry out more detailed explorations, even with more informative diagnostic techniques such as an ultrasound or an X-ray.

What is really important is to realize as soon as possible the existence of pain, both to treat the problem that originates it as soon as possible and to take measures to reduce its intensity. Since pain, although a physiological response to protect the body from the complication of injuries, has been shown to delay recovery from injury. It is for this reason that treatments against pain are used even before it appears in surgical interventions. In this way it has been possible to shorten the recovery time of the dog, in addition to significantly improving its well-being.

In addition, it has been seen that if the pain is not treated it can become chronic and require lifelong medication, since the nerves are “sensitized”, even when the cause of that pain has already been resolved.

www.Ortocanis.com Veterinary Team

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Curso Feldenkrais para perros

Do you want to make a summer getaway and relax in a privileged environment while you learn to help your pet recover lost mobility? Do you want to spend a few days interacting with animal lovers like you?

For the first time in Spain, Nancy Aidelman presents a course based on Feldenkrais, a technique that over the years has proven to be very useful in people with chronic pain and mobility problems. Now it is also applied in dogs, cats and horses with very good results. It is applicable to all types of dogs, of all ages and conditions. Do you want to know more about Feldenkrais?

If your dog feels tired after walking a few minutes, had an accident and is no longer the usual one or is simply older and can no longer move as before, with us you can learn to help him.


Nancy Aidelman

She is a teacher of the Feldenkrais method and Trainer of the Bones for Life Program. For more than a decade he has been dedicated to both techniques and helps people with motor deficiencies, pelvic floor problems and decalcification and dogs with mobility and pain problems. It also trains professionals.


Through our hands:

  • We will understand the reason for your dysfunction and weakness.
  • We will manipulate your joints, gently and with great patience.
  • We will organize your members in the most effective way.
  • We remind your brain of various movement patterns.


  • Improve your mobility by recovering your nature pattern
  • Regain its stability by improving its activity.
  • Increase if vitality and joy.
  • Give back to our animal the quality of life it deserves with its typical cheerful and natural movement.


In Omshanti. It is a farm dedicated to yoga, in the middle of nature with a large garden, fruit trees and swimming pool. Come with us to relax!


OmShanti Granollers. Camí de l’Estenoc s/n 08402. Les Franqueses del Vallès

How to get there?

11,12, 13 and 14 August 2014

From 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

OmShanti habitación


Course: 250euros

Vegan lunch 4 days (optional): 50 euros

Accommodation of 3 nights (optional): 50 euros


Maria Teresa Llobet. Call 687 26 26 24 or write an email to [email protected]



Feldenkrais® is a method that is based on the learning capacity of the Nervous System using movement and attention directed to the body as a vehicle to access the brain and its ability to create new neural connections and new movement patterns.

In this way, the brain is educated through the messages of the Nervous System. Postural habits are highlighted, new neuro-muscular schemes are investigated for a better availability of movement and the interconnections between the different parts of the body are discovered.

Dr. Feldenkrais

This method was developed over 40 years of study and research by PhD in Physics Moshe Feldenkrais (image). It is a revolutionary approach to understanding the functioning of the human being and to improving physical and mental performance. It uses movement to enhance our natural ability to discover, learn, change, and continue to develop throughout our lives.

In no case does it replace a medical treatment, it is an educational method. Their goal is to overcome pain and limitations and achieve a state of physical, mental and emotional well-being and vitality.

The sessions can be individual in which the teacher mobilizes the student’s body with his hands or group sessions in which the teacher verbally leads the students to perform simple but unusual sequences that involve thinking, feeling and acting imaginatively.

Método Feldenkrais perro

The Feldenkrais method can also be applied to animals, helping in cases of chronic pain and support alterations, such as cases of hip dysplasia or osteoarthritis among many others.

In the Feldenkrais method in dogs, a teacher directs the owner, who is the one who applies the movements to the dog to the animal.

With the application of this method to the dog we will get:

  • Improve your mobility by recovering your natural pattern.
  • Regain its stability by improving its activity.
  • Increase your vitality and joy.

We hope you find it helpful.

Ortocanis.com Team

Curso del metodo Feldenkrais para perros