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Arthritis and the older dog

Arthritis and the older dog

If your dog has canine arthritis then you probably already know a lot about it and are now looking for ways to make your dog more comfortable and bring some joy back into their lives. A lot of owners will have tried physiotherapy, acupuncture and hydrotherapy, or their dogs are already taking the maximum dose of painkillers but they may still be finding daily activities uncomfortable to the point where owners are starting to question their quality of life. People often try canine massage as a last resort.

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Lizzie’s Story

Lizzie’s Story

Lizzie was found in an overcrowded pound in Cyprus. She was very thin weighing just 8.5kg, half her current body weight, and was dirty and terrified. She had a horrific infected leg injury – probably caused by being tied up too tightly by a rope. She was on strong...

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Does your dog need physiotherapy? (part 2)

Does your dog need physiotherapy? (part 2)

In part two we will be looking at postural signs that can indicate an underlying problem which may be causing your dog difficulty. Most people assume that if their dog can run and jump they do not have any musculoskeletal problems. Surely if they were in pain they wouldn’t do that, would they? …

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Does your dog need physiotherapy? (part 1)

Does your dog need physiotherapy? (part 1)

If your initial response is an immediate “no” then keep reading because I may change your mind! When I mention canine physiotherapy to people I often see their eyes glaze over, or a look of confusion appear on their face. I mean how on earth do you get a dog to do...

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