Seventeen year old male cat, walking with a limp and a wide legged gait, presumably due to arthritis and back pain. Devil’s vet suggested we try acupuncture for pain control (also warned me about the cat “devil by name, Devil by nature). Devil was not a ferocious as I was expecting, with the owners help I managed to assess his back and felt traction might be a useful technique.

While I was applying traction Devil started to purr, presumably because the traction was releasing the pressure from his nerves in his spine: he was walking without a limp at the end of the session. I showed Devil’s owner how to do this for him at home.

I did one more treatment and the owner reported that afterwards Devil had lost his bandy walk and was moving more like a normal cat