Jake’s Story

Jake used love walks and be very joyful.

Sadly 2 years ago his owner, Sadie, noticed a change. Walks became less exciting and he became quieter, prompting a visit to see me.
During his assessment Jake showed discomfort in his back, groin, and especially his knee (stifle). He also couldn’t sit square. X-rays at his vet confirmed Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease , a common condition in dogs.
The CCL is a key ligament in the knee, vital for stability. When weakened or torn it causes pain and instability. This is a common cause of hind leg lameness in dogs impacting their mobility and quality of life.
* Reluctance to sit square
* Reluctance to exercise
* Difficulty getting up/down
* Stiffness
* Limping
* Muscle loss in the affected leg
* Pain when flexing the knee
If you notice these signs consult your vet.
Just like I’m helping Jake get back to his playful self! Don’t hesitate to contact me for more information @canine.pawsibilities

Onlinepethealth Mentorship Program

Beyond the joy of treating my amazing patients, my vision extends further: to support fellow colleagues and contribute to the growth of our industry. The journey of mentoring is a special one, a mix of nerves, challenges, and incredible rewards.

In 2023, I had the honour again of being part of the Onlinepethealth mentorship program. Today, I proudly share my 2023 Mentor Certificate, a symbol of the collective dedication to learning and supporting one another.

My heart is in promoting a supportive approach in our industry. Mentoring allows me to help colleagues develop their skills and confidence, indirectly contributing to the well-being of dogs far and wide.

Typical Rehabilitation Times for Soft Tissue Injuries

Typical rehabilitation times for soft tissue injuries

Soft tissue injuries are quite common in dogs and I am often asked how long it will take for the injury to heal.

Some dogs may recover quicker than others, however, in a nutshell, the type of tissue injury and its severity will impact the time required for the tissue to heal.

Patience and compliance to a rehabilitation program is key to a successful recovery.

If you dog has been diagnosed with such an injury, I hope that this brief summary of the average time you may expect for a soft tissue injury to heal will help you to manage your expectations.

Myth Busters – Chronic Pain

Myth Busters – Acute Pain

Speyside Copper Dogs Flyball – Canine Fitness

I was invited by the Speyside Copper Dogs Flyball team to organise a Canine Fitness & Conditioning session to help them maintain their dogs in peak fitness over the long winter months in preparation for the next competition season.

Canine Conditioning and Fitness Workshop

There was a good turnout for the Canine Fitness and Conditioning Class I held at Logie Durno.