Author Archives: Les

Prevention rather than cure – or – Make hindsight your foresight

When we treat, we also teach, educate and empower. Sharing the skills of how to help a dog with their Mum or Dad is an integral part of each and every visit. How to start with massage and exercise and … Continue reading

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Runners and carpets and mats

Jessica Jayne is an 8 year old Collie / German Shepherd cross. When she was 3 she had an X-Ray on her shoulders to detect why she was showing sign of lameness but no issues were found. She still has … Continue reading

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Mixing and matching therapies

A successful competing athlete will almost certainly have a team of therapists behind them – physio, massage, laser etc – and probably will train in a variety of ways. This will ensure their whole body is fit and primed and … Continue reading

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Enrichment with your dog doesn’t have to be physical activity : Charley’s story

“It’s so lovely….it’s not just about the fact that I’m helping Charley but it’s about the time we spend together”. We first met Charley and his Mum in February when she put up a desperate plea for help on the … Continue reading

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Shedding fur – good thing or not?

“Don’t wear black” Roxy’s Mum said when we confirmed our second visit. Last time I worked with Roxy, she shed fur. A lot of fur. And she is a Yellow Labrador. As a result, I looked like Chewbacca by the … Continue reading

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Listen to Your Dog

Jack’s Mum calls him Magical Jack (well, that’s one of the names he is known by) but I think he should be Lucky Jack. I first visited Jack in November last year when his Mum gave me a list of … Continue reading

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Seated massage for dogs

Wouldn’t it be good if every dog settled down to their massage session immediately? Of course, but that doesn’t happen. Some dogs get it straight away. We arrive. The massage mat goes down. They lie on it. And they’re away … Continue reading

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Adapting the Adaptations

Whenever we visit a dog, we see if there are any simple adaptations that can be made to their house to help with their daily mobility. Things like rugs, mats or carpets over slippy floors. A raised food bowl so … Continue reading

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One of the perks of what we do – smiling.

We’re always putting up pictures of the dogs we work with after their therapy session where they are wearing big fat smiles. But one of the many perks of what we do is that we get to smile too – … Continue reading

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The Power of Touch even works by proxy

I had an emergency call-out for Lord Nelson. His Dad wrote that he was limping on the front left leg having probably over-done his exuberance on the beach over the weekend. He and his Spaniel brother, Mr Darcy are part … Continue reading

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