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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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Volunteer and Keep Fit – double result

Lots of people are making New Year Resolutions around getting fit (fitter). How about combining that with helping a dog? Chris and I volunteer for the Cinnamon Trust (http://www.cinnamon.org.uk/) helping people who can’t walk their own dogs – because of … 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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Canine Massage Therapy Benefit No.123456

For our latest Double Therapist Day, we worked with senior girls Lyla and Midge. Midge chose Chris while Lyla chose me. Lovely Lyla is a 12 year old Doberman who has a history of stiffness in her forelimbs. Radiographs taken … Continue reading

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Giving confidence to the owner and building muscle strength in their dog

Jack is a 13 ½ year old Springer/Lurcher/Staffie. He is now stiff with osteoarthritis all over exhibiting worse in his hip joints which have weakened. But other than his mobility issues, his Mum described him as in remarkable health for … Continue reading

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“Not bad for an old boy”

It’s always encouraging to see how dogs we’ve worked with are progressing with their mobility many months later. I visited 12 year old Corkie and his Dad on New Year’s Eve 2017. At that time Corkie had recently been diagnosed … Continue reading

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Massage and canine anxiety

Sometimes it not just about the physical issues. 6 year old Jack Russell/Chihuahua cross Pippa was referred to us by behaviourist Debbie Peters Schooling 4 Dogs. For the past few months, Pippa had been exhibiting anxiety and shaking. Debbie wanted … Continue reading

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“Getting it right from the start”

Following on from the Senior Dog Massage & Health Day, Cathie & I are delivering the second in our series of practical canine workshops at the end of this month. This one focusses on the younger dog and how to … Continue reading

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Benefits of Canine Massage

There are all sorts of signs during and after a massage therapy session, that it has been of benefit. As well as the dog moving more freely and balanced, typically we finish with a dog comfortably relaxed on the floor. … Continue reading

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