Federal, state and foreign laws regarding animals and massage can vary widely. Laws such as veterinary practice acts, massage therapy or parlor acts, chiropractic acts, physical therapy acts and other rules pertaining to animals vary from state to state and possibly town to town. Laws, rules and regulations can change without advance notice and may affect whether and how a massage practitioner is able/not able to perform massage on animals. It is also possible that courts or licensing authorities may interpret these laws, rules and regulations in a way which may affect animal massage.
Doggone U, will try to stay abreast of current and pending legislation. However, it is the sole responsibility of individuals applying to and enrolled in our program to determine what rules, laws and regulations apply in the jurisdictions, counties, towns, states or countries where they intend to practice animal massage.