Category Archives: arthritis management

Looking beyond the diagnosis

During the years of working with dogs, we’ve encountered many different names. As well as the Sams, Alfies and Billys we have Lord Nelson, Mr Darcy, Luther, Hector, Muppet and Auntie Pearl. And the other weekend Chris went to treat … Continue reading

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Two IAAT CPD accredited & promoted workshops for 2018 “Supporting your dog to reach their full potential through every stage of their life”

Cathie Forbes (Southdowns Canine Massage) and Dr Les Ellam (AchyPaw Canine Physical Therapy) have combined their knowledge to design a series of workshops which have been accredited and promoted by the IAAT (International Association of Animal Therapists). We are both … Continue reading

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Carpets to help your dog – go bright, walk safe

“Apologies for all the mats and rugs Les” said Oscar’s Mum when I visited. Apologies? Oh no…….she deserved an AchyPaw Good Mum medal. She said that the wood flooring in her house didn’t help with Oscar’s mobility. She found he … Continue reading

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Every dog is individual so their treatment plans should be individual too

“How often will you need to visit my dog?” is a question we often receive in an initial enquiry. The answer is – we simply don’t know until we’ve met you and your dog. Each dog is different. Each has … Continue reading

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Age shouldn’t be a barrier in adding physical therapy to a treatment regime in dogs

It’s never too late to start a new mix in a therapy regime to help with mobility in your dog. The oh-so handsome little Blue is between 16 to 17 years old, partially blind and hard of hearing. His vet … Continue reading

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“Empowerment is the necessity”

Handsome 14 year old silver faced Oscar became very wobbly recently. His Mum asked Sonny and Jasper’s Mum Ella from Bourne to Walk  (who also came up with that wonderful quote) if she knew of any help and she suggested … Continue reading

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Canine physical therapy in a multi-dog household – the AchyPaw way

In a single treatment session, we offer many things. As well as therapy, we give advice on household adaptations, exercise advice and appropriate homework. Now that we have two members in the AchyPaw team, we have a new time-saving service … Continue reading

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Giving your dog a helping hand as a confidence boost

I’ve been visiting my Luther for over two years now. When I first visited, his Dads and vet were running out of options for his arthritis. But he responded so well to physical therapy from me weekly and his Dads … Continue reading

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Going the extra mile to help canine arthritis – meet the Corkie Stair Lift

I love the fact that we dog carers go to extra lengths to make our dogs comfy. The award of the year for 2017 has to go to Corkie’s Dad. He has built him a Corkie Stair Lift. Corkie is … Continue reading

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Luther Weimaraner – a 2 year partnership

My Luther Two years I was kindly invited to go and help Luther Weimaraner, who was then 10, by vet Guy from Coastway Vets. He and his Dads were almost at the end of the therapies they had left to … Continue reading

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