Osteopathy can be used diagnostically, as well as therapeutically, for your pet. Since our pets can't tell us, "something is bugging me here," we have to find different ways to communicate with them. The sense of touch can be very helpful in this regard, after proper training, and this is where osteopathy comes in. When undergoing osteopathic training, I learned to identify ever so small changes in normal motion and position with my hands. Those changes can be part of an existing problem or can develop into one, if not identified and treated in time.