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Gracilis myopathy GSD

Gracilis Myopathy

Definition Gracilis Myopathy – The Gracilis – a muscle in the hind leg. Myopathy – disease or abnormality. The condition, Gracilis Myopathy also known as Contracture, can be difficult to confirm due to the symptoms being close to that of other more common conditions of the hind limb. Some breeds, for example German Shepherds, are […]

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5 things to consider when choosing a therapist for your dog

Whether you are looking for a canine massage therapist, a hydrotherapy centre, a physiotherapist, an osteopath, a McTimoney animal manipulator or a chiropractor, you want to ensure you find the best person to work with your dog. There are 5 things you should always consider when making that decision. 1. Qualifications and training Always ask what […]

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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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Vet consent

Vet Consent

The Importance of Obtaining Veterinary Consent As a Therapist one of the most common questions I am asked is “why do I need veterinary consent before my dog can receive massage?” In a nutshell it is illegal for any person to carry out a manipulative therapy on any pet without a signed consent form from […]

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