Category Archives: therapeutic massage

Homework and caregiver involvement

When set from school or colleges, homework could be a chore. But as an ex-academic now, I try to make the homework that we set our dog carers, more fun, informative and useful. As well as treating the dogs we … Continue reading

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No reason…just because

Most therapists – canine and human – have a list of conditions on their webpage of issues which they believe would benefit from manual therapy. Classics things you’ll find listed include: slowing down, unsteady gait, limping, difficulty getting up, arthritis … 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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Sherlock 3.0 – following a dog through the stages of their life

Sherlock the Labrador is like one of your best friends who you only see once a year but carry on as though no time has passed. We had Sherlock 1.0 who was only a puppy then. His Mum and Grandmum … Continue reading

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It helps when the whole family is involved

Ted is very well named as he is like a big cuddly bear. He is an almost 8 year old Akita Collie cross who was diagnosed with bilateral cruciate issues which his Mum hopes to treat conservatively. Their first method … Continue reading

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Mixing and matching therapies

A successful competing athlete will almost certainly have a team of therapists behind them – physio, massage, laser etc – and probably will train in a variety of ways. This will ensure their whole body is fit and primed and … Continue reading

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Shedding fur – good thing or not?

“Don’t wear black” Roxy’s Mum said when we confirmed our second visit. Last time I worked with Roxy, she shed fur. A lot of fur. And she is a Yellow Labrador. As a result, I looked like Chewbacca by the … Continue reading

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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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Seated massage for dogs

Wouldn’t it be good if every dog settled down to their massage session immediately? Of course, but that doesn’t happen. Some dogs get it straight away. We arrive. The massage mat goes down. They lie on it. And they’re away … 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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