Author Archives: Les

Giving confidence to the owner and building muscle strength in their dog

Jack is a 13 ½ year old Springer/Lurcher/Staffie. He is now stiff with osteoarthritis all over exhibiting worse in his hip joints which have weakened. But other than his mobility issues, his Mum described him as in remarkable health for … Continue reading

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Relax HAOK9 Massage Diploma – Nov 2018

An album of pictures from the eighth cohort of Healing Animals Organisation graduates to study the exclusive Relax HAOK9 Massage diploma can be found here

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“Not bad for an old boy”

It’s always encouraging to see how dogs we’ve worked with are progressing with their mobility many months later. I visited 12 year old Corkie and his Dad on New Year’s Eve 2017. At that time Corkie had recently been diagnosed … Continue reading

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Massage and canine anxiety

Sometimes it not just about the physical issues. 6 year old Jack Russell/Chihuahua cross Pippa was referred to us by behaviourist Debbie Peters Schooling 4 Dogs. For the past few months, Pippa had been exhibiting anxiety and shaking. Debbie wanted … Continue reading

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“Getting it right from the start”

Following on from the Senior Dog Massage & Health Day, Cathie & I are delivering the second in our series of practical canine workshops at the end of this month. This one focusses on the younger dog and how to … Continue reading

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Benefits of Canine Massage

There are all sorts of signs during and after a massage therapy session, that it has been of benefit. As well as the dog moving more freely and balanced, typically we finish with a dog comfortably relaxed on the floor. … Continue reading

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Cheap but effective ways of rebuilding muscle tone in your dog – the Sticky Licky Mat

Our Sarah has been through a bit of a time with it all lately. She had a large cyst on her wrist for the past few months which started to open. Rather than risk infection, the vets opted to remove … Continue reading

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Maintaining the quality of life of a dog with physical therapy

My Luther is the dog I’ve worked with longest – over 3 years. When he was first referred to AchyPaw, his Dads had run out of ideas to help with his increasing arthritis in his hips. He had gone off … Continue reading

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Senior Dog Massage : Helping to support your dog through their silver faced years

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Bob’s story of his first canine massage session

Sometimes a new dog comes along and the therapy session follows the textbook. In fact, I think Bob wrote the textbook. Bob is a young Collie with occasional rear leg issues. He is part of Sarah’s group of dog friends … Continue reading

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