Category Archives: arthritis management
We always knew this was the case but now there has been a clinical research trial. https://bvajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/…/vetr.586 “Results Significant reductions in reported pain severity scores were recorded for all pain indicators over successive treatments (p < 0.001), with each treatment … Continue reading
“I have a very badly put together Newfoundland Poodle cross”.
Meggie’s Mum started her message to me with “I have a very badly put together Newfoundland Poodle cross”. That’s a way to get my attention for sure! And even more so when looking up names for that cross – things … Continue reading
“I am seeing the world today through my dog’s eyes and more particularly, her body”.
Bramble the Springer Spaniel is a 13 year old rescue who has twice broken an elbow but recovered well and remains very active and up for a walk. Since the end of last year, however, she has displayed a limp … Continue reading
How often? Being able to answer the question of ‘how often does my dog need between treatment sessions?’ is not simple. We rely on the dog’s reactions and not to a formula. Some dogs only need the one session, while … Continue reading
Our Sam and Sarah have been prime examples of the benefits of the multi-modal approach to treatment plans since they were first diagnosed with arthritis. They were the reason I started AchyPaw and then Chris qualified too. I’ve always referred … Continue reading
Bobi and Pixie have a lovely sunny garden which is ideal for safe working. The dogs get their massage and heat therapy which is a double bonus. Both love their sessions enthusiastically – sometimes over keen. One minute Pixie can … Continue reading
Keeping up the good work
I hadn’t seen Rosie since last October but when her Mum saw that I had restarted work safely, she contacted me for a visit. She is nearly 14 and received lots of good wishes and new fans when I first … Continue reading
It’s a very special moment when the dog you’re working with gives you their total trust. You can feel it. It might be physical where they relax and slump into your arms. Or it could be a glance up at … Continue reading
Hector is almost 13 now and a big Staffie. He was rescued a few years ago and his new Mum found he had intermittent lameness due to arthritis, calling me in to help from the start of his new life. … Continue reading
Stabilising the jigsaw
I first met Corkie, his amazing Dad and the unique Corkie Stair Lift at the end of the year in 2017. Since then, we’ve met a couple of more times when his Dad organised some training sessions for other Mums … Continue reading
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