Galen Myotherapy by Tracey

Information about your dog’s Galen Myotherapy treatment

Preparing for your dog’s Galen Myotherapy treatment:

  • Please do not feed your dog during the 2 – 3 hours before their treatment.

  • Please give your dog a chance to toilet just before the treatment.

  • Do not apply topical medicines in the few days before your dog’s treatment e.g. flea or tick spot on

  • Please prepare the environment beforehand:

    • It would be good to be in an area where we will not be too distracted by things happening outside.

    • Prepare an area where we will not be distracted by other pets or children.  Also please clear any toys away.

 

During the treatment:

  • I work according to the Galen Myotherapy Positive PACT which gives the dog the choice to be treated or not.  This means that I will treat them in a relaxed state which will give better results. 

  • Once the treatment has started please try not to make eye contact with your pet.  Ideally, I would like to build a bond of trust with your dog, this is easiest done if they get less feedback from you.

  • Depending on how the treatment is going I may need to focus fully on your dog and may not want to talk too much or answer questions.  If this is the case, please feel free to ask questions at the end of the session, I will be quite happy to answer them then.

  • I prefer not to use treats or food to tempt your dog into a treatment.  Often food will end up being too much of a distraction for your dog.

 

After your dog’s treatment:

  • Please make sure your dog has access to water after their treatment.  It can leave them a little dehydrated.

  • Do not feed your dog for 3 – 4 hours after their treatment.

  • Any post treatment walk should be short (i.e. 5 – 10 mins) and should be slow lead walking only.

  • For the best results stick to slow lead walking for 3 – 4 days after their treatment.  This will give their body time to repair the areas where the treatment has broken down collagen deposits and adhesions.

  • Try to restrict boisterous play and encourage them to take it easy for a few days.

  • Keep all routine medication the same as usual.

 

What to expect after your dog’s Galen Myotherapy treatment:

  • They are likely to drink a lot.

  • They may also pee a lot.

  • They are likely to feel quite relaxed and may seem to be quite tired.

  • They may experience some digestive upset e.g. diarrhoea, sickness

  • Their symptoms may look worse for up to 4 days after treatment.  This is part of the process.

 

If you have any questions on any of the points above please call me on 07944127064 and I will be happy to explain further.