Category Archives: not just arthritis

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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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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Calming Massage for Rescue Dogs @ RSPCA Brighton 2019

                                      On Monday we were over at the RSPCA Brighton delivering a workshop to staff and volunteers. It was our third voluntary … Continue reading

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Relaxation massage – at the vets

Charley the Senior Lab is usually quite excitable when being taken to the vets. But this time his Mum sent a picture and wrote : “Charley is at the vets uncle Les. It’s very busy and very hot. Charley is … Continue reading

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Directing the therapy session

Many dogs that we work with are ‘back seat drivers’ – telling us which bits they need help with that day. Sometimes the communication is vocal with sighs and purrs. Sometimes it is by a look with their eyes. And … Continue reading

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Teamwork – canine carers and therapist

It’s always encouraging when a difference in a dog is so evident after just one treatment session. These improvements are even more pronounced when the carer takes everything on board that we demonstrate and talk about. In the first session, … Continue reading

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Starting canine massage early

A frequent misconception we hear and read is that massage therapy is only necessary for a dog when mobility issues appear. In fact, it is equally appropriate to start manual therapy before these issues appear. Dogs are putting their bodies … Continue reading

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Creaks, ouchy bits and more – defining discomfort in dogs

11 year old Miniature Poodle Tilly’s Mum described her issue as ‘creaking’ when she stretches and wondered if she would benefit from maintenance massage sessions. We love terms like ‘creaking’ and ‘ouchy bits’ as they not only perfectly describe what … Continue reading

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Trust

Trust. When working with dogs that is a HUGE word. You’re performing physical therapy, not petting. The dog may not have been touched in a professional way before. Petted certainly, but intentional touch. Possibly not. You can’t force them to … Continue reading

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Is age important when deciding to start canine physical therapy?

Some people suggest that massage is only beneficial for senior dogs or canine athletes. The workshops Cathie and I designed recently, focussed on ways that manual therapy, exercises and knowledge can help influence the way that development progresses – from … Continue reading

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