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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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Dogs never forget….

Many years ago, we designed and delivered a workshop for 5 Guide dogs and their owners. I saw Zara a couple of times afterwards. When I was a doing a local show I spotted Zara and her Mum some way … Continue reading

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Pole dancing to aid canine mobility – as demonstrated by Smiley Riley

Sometimes, the ‘Memories’ thingummy in Facebook raises a smile. Apparently it was a year ago today that Smiley Riley’s Mum, Alison, went home with our ‘walking over poles’ exercises to help Riley raise his feet. Like the carpet post – … 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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Prevention and Maintenance

Golden Doodles Ronnie & Roo are brothers from the same father and different litter. I worked with Ronnie last year. Since then his Mum has adopted Tripawd Roo. Roo has been a Tripawd since birth so doesn’t know any different. … 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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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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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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Benefits of physical therapy – plus some obscure ones

There are dozens of established benefits from massage and physical therapy. There are the physical and mechanical benefits such as : Rehabilitation Prevention For exercise and sport To manage pain Stimulation of the healing process Increase blood, lymph and nutrient … Continue reading

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Mine’s a Dog Friendly House

I’ve always been a firm believer of how simple changes to a dog’s home environment can be beneficial to their mobility. When I first visit a dog’s home I find myself looking around their living quarters – not in an … Continue reading

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