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Massage for dog with degenerative Joint disease

Degenerative Joint Disease – Case Study

How massage helped Bobby Canine massage therapy is an effective treatment for muscular issues in dogs such as tears in the muscle otherwise known as muscular strains. It can also help to support the management of long term orthopaedic conditions such as hip or elbow dysplasia or arthritis. Below, Canine Massage Therapist, Sam Axtell explains how canine massage helped […]

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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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And 1, 2, 3 stretch – the benefits of stretching to assist injury rehabilitation in dogs

You may have noticed that when your dog first wakes up, natural instinct takes over and they have a good stretch. You may have even noticed yourself doing this. Recently I have had great success in using stretching as part of a programme to treat injured dogs. But what is stretching, why does it work […]

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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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