Category Archives: prevention

Multimodal workshops

We gave the first delivery of a new AchyPaw workshop given in collaboration with Karen Lippett of Help4Paws. The attendees had spent the morning learning about animal communication with Karen – a Reiki practitioner and animal communicator for animals & … Continue reading

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More mobility adaptations making life easier for your dog

Some weeks back I put up a post and pictures of our revamped steps around the house to help with Sarah’s changing mobility needs. New carpeted surfaces with more traction. Longer ramps with less of an uphill climb. Rubber surfaces … Continue reading

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Helping a rescue dog – meet Bertie

I’m scheduled for another volunteering session at Arundawn Dog Rescue in a few days. But I saw this recent post from Elaine about Bertie the 10 and a half year old Staffie who was sadly back in kennels at the … Continue reading

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Making continual adaptations for a degenerative disease

Chris has been gluing and stapling and sawing. Sarah’s back paws are starting to drag now and again which catches her rear legs and can cause a stumble. Although our house is already senior-proofed we took another look round at … Continue reading

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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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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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The benefits of scheduling maintenance therapy sessions

Edie is one of our 3 monthly girls. She’ll be 12 shortly but apart from some silver in her beautiful face and a slight rear leg issue, she is moving well. And this time she felt awesome. No stresses or … 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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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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