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Intervertebral Disc Disease and Massage

What is IVDDIVDD (or Intervertebral Disc Disease) is a degenerative condition which affects the discs that act as a cushion between the dog’s spine. It can affect any dog but is highly prevalent in chondrodystrophic dogs i.e. short legged and long backed such as Corgi, Bassett Hound and Dachshunds etc. IVDD happens as a result […]

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3 soft tissue injuries every Greyhound owner needs to know

Does your greyhound have a muscular issue that may be affecting their day to day living? Natalie Lenton from the Canine Massage Therapy Centre helps you to identify how. We all know the pain and inconvenience of a ‘pulled’ muscle, or that spot just between the shoulder blades that can feel knotted and tight after […]

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CANINE versus HUMAN

Natalie Lenton from the Canine Massage Therapy Centre shares some fascinating facts on the dogs who share our lives and our hearts… The fascination between us and our dogs can partly be attributed not just to our differences but also to our similarities. We share the same 11 physiological systems but the potential and ability […]

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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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