Canine Pathophysiology (Common Illnesses & Diseases in Dogs) - Writtle University College

Canine Pathophysiology (Common Illnesses & Diseases in Dogs)

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About the Course

Our one day, theory based, course is designed to explain common pathologies in dogs. We discovered that participants attending our Canine Massage (Home Use Only) course wanted more specific information relating to conditions such as hip-dysplasia, osteoarthritis, and neurological pathologies. This was obviously a great cause of concern for dog owners and this programme has been created to provide more information.

Topics covered will include:
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pathophysiology (diseases)
  • Prevention of certain pathologies
  • How to slow down certain pathological processes
  • How to work alongside/deal with certain pathologies (How to keep your dog happy and without pain)
  • Breeds and breed specifics
  • Movement patterns and why specific breeds move in specific ways and why they may suffer under specific pathologies (gait analysis)
  • Behaviour (what common signs your dog my show if it is in discomfort)
  • Exercises including; stretching, massage, muscle build, movement patterns etc. (physio and massage)
A Writtle University College Certificate of Attendance will be issued on completion of the course.

Entry Requirements

Participants must be over 18 years of age.

By making a booking you are declaring yourself medically fit to participate in the course

Useful Information

Participants will require note taking equipment.

Free parking is available on campus; a permit will be issued and should be clearly displayed.

Participants are advised to bring a packed lunch. Morning and afternoon refreshments are provided.

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  • Friday 8.30am-4.30pm

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