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Canicross and Clinical 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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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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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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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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Canine Massage and the Arthritic Dog

Canine Massage can be very beneficial for the Arthritic dog; it is complimentary to the veterinary treatment and prescribed painkillers. In some cases, Canine Massage can alleviate the need for large doses of painkilling drugs. Massage cannot cure the Arthritis but it can help to make your dogs life easier and improve their wellbeing Osteoarthritis […]

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Sick Muscle Sick Body

The cause of common lameness problems, ageing or slowing down overnight, gait irregularities…the list goes on, but why is the most common cause constantly overlooked, over thought or simply masked? Natalie Lenton asks… Firstly thank you all so much for the lovely emails and for those of you who came down to the stand at […]

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Gait & Anatomy – Your Crufts A-Z

Natalie Lenton guides you through some of the interesting basics, some fascinating facts and some little known information on your dog, gait, conformation and anatomy… A – Angulation: The angle formed by bones which meet at various joints. Examples of this include the Shoulder, the Stifle and the Hock as well as the Hip. The […]

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Massage and the Show Dog

Massage can be used in reference to the show dog mainly to improve gait and resolve movement issues. However, showing is a very different discipline to working and agility and the use of massage seems, in my experience, generally less attractive to owners. For dogs involved in agility/obedience and working trials, physical ability and stamina […]

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