Gait Analysis

Gait analysis is the study of the dog’s movement. Early signs of lameness may be as subtle as a shortened stride or shorter stance time on the injured leg. Both subjective and objective assessment is important to not only establish the source of complaint but also monitor progression of treatment.We use a specialised sports app to allow us to watch movement patterns to 1/8 of a sec. We analyse static (standing), walk and trot.  To enable us to study your dog’s gait we require photos and videos of your dog.  You will need assistance to re-produce what we require below.

Please use a standard lead or locked extender.

Do not force your dog to complete any of the above, if uncomfortable showing any signs of stress or anxiety, stop.

This is a nice video to watch showing the various gait patterns your dog will use during movement