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Canine Massage Agility team Scotland

Team Scotland Understand the Importance of Taking Their Guild Massage Therapist To The World Agility Open

World Agility Open From A Canine Massage Therapists Role It seems so far away now since I headed down south to Buckinghamshire on the 10th of May for the World Agility Open Championships. This was a great opportunity for me to mix two of my passions: Dog Agility and Canine Massage Therapy. Saying that, it was […]

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slippy flooring dog injury

The Number 1 Way to Keep Your Dog Injury Free

Want to keep your dog more mobile and healthier for longer? Of course you do! So what is the Number 1 cause of injury to dogs around the home and what can you do about it today? ….Drum roll….. If you hadn’t already guessed it the answer is…. Slippy Flooring. Slippy Flooring? Really? Okay, let […]

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Hip Dysplasia (HD)

Hip Dysplasia Overview Definition: Hip dysplasia (HD) is a disease in dogs that causes the acetabulum (the socket in the pelvis) and femur head (the ball joint) to develop in an abnormal fashion. It is more common in large and heavy breeds such as St Bernards, Rottweilers and Labradors, but can also affect smaller breeds […]

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Elbow Dysplasia and Canine Massage

Elbow Dysplasia Overview Definition: Elbow dysplasia (ED) simply means ‘abnormal development of the elbow’. The term includes a number of specific abnormalities that affect different sites within the joint causing problems by affecting the growth of the cartilage forming the surface of the joint or the structures around it so the joint is unable to […]

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Post Operative Recovery

Overview of Post Operative Recovery Post Operative Recovery Massage treatment can start generally from 2-3 weeks following orthopaedic surgery. The benefits of massage for the post-operative patient are reduced recovery times by speeding up natural healing, increase weight bearing on the affected limb, improve blood and lymph circulation, rebuild atrophied (wasted) muscle and treat overcompensation. […]

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Panosteitis and Canine Massage

Overview of Panosteitis Panosteitis (Pano) is often referred to as Growing Pains and affects the long bones of the dog – Humerus, Ulna, Radius, Femur, Fibula and Tibia. It is generally found to affect medium to larger breeds of dog i.e. Dobermann, GSD, Retrievers, Great Danes etc. during their growing stages -normally between the ages […]

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Canine Massage and The Senior or Ageing Dog

“As far as we know not a single living thing is spared the phenomenon of growing old. Consequently, growing old well is something that preoccupies all of us. So it will hardly come as a surprise that we also worry about our faithful companions’ well-being in their old age.” (Lagalisse, pg xiii) How did it […]

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Working Trials PD

Working Trials, Working Dogs and Therapeutic Canine Massage

What are Working Trials? Simply, Working Trials are based on the work done by police dogs.  It is the civilian’s sport where handlers train their dogs in the disciplines that a police dog would encounter whilst at work.  This will include, tracking, searching for articles, agility, control and obedience.  For some it will also include […]

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Canicross and Canine Massage Therapy

Canicross is cross-country running with your dog, done in a controlled way.  The dog wears a running harness and their human runner wears a belt designed for canicross around their waist/hips.  A bunjee lead is attached to the belt one end and the other end is attached to the harness that the dog is wearing.  […]

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