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

Warm up and Cool Down massage Course

From the heart-pounding excitement of Agility and Flyball to the serene tranquility of long, scenic walks, your bond knows no bounds.

Just like us humans, our four-legged athletes need some TLC to perform their best and stay healthy. That’s where the magic of Pre-Event Warm-Up and Post-Event Cool-Down massages comes into play!

Think about it: before diving headfirst into action-packed fun, a little warm-up can do wonders. It’s like priming a well-oiled machine, ready to tackle any challenge with grace and agility. And afterwards, when the adrenaline rush settles, a soothing cool-down session is the perfect antidote to stiffness and fatigue.

So, whether your pup is a champion on the course or your trusty sidekick on epic hiking adventures, mastering these massage techniques is the key to unlocking their full potential and ensuring their well-being. After all, every superstar deserves a little pampering, don’t they?

Le Guide de Massage Canin pour Debutant

 

 

 

Get ready for an exhilarating journey as I prepare to unveil the wonders of Canine Massage in the melodious tones of my native French language!

I am excited to be able to spread the word about the incredible benefits of Canine Massage to a broader Francophone community. Together, we’ll dive into the realm of relaxation and rejuvenation for our beloved furry friends!

Whether you’re a native French speaker seeking to enhance your pup’s well-being or simply eager to polish up your French skills whilst learning invaluable skills that your dog will thank you for, this is your golden opportunity!

This will use the same tried and tested interactive format as the Beginner’s Guide to Canine Massage courses that we regularly run in English.

Head over to our Beginner’s guide to Canine Massage page to subscribe!

Online Introduction to Massage with EduZen

🐾 Exciting News! 🐾 
I am thrilled to have been invited to lead an online introduction to Canine Massage in collaboration with the EduZen Academy based in Switzerland.
Our canine companions hold a special place in our hearts, bringing boundless joy, unwavering companionship, and unconditional love. As responsible pet owners, it is our duty to ensure their well-being and happiness. I am genuinely excited to embark on this educational journey alongside a group of passionate individuals who share our commitment to enhancing the lives of our beloved dogs.
 
During this session, we will explore the art and science of canine massage, delving into various techniques and methodologies. Our focus will be on promoting relaxation, alleviating tension, and nurturing both the physical and emotional wellness of our furry friends. By understanding their unique body language and cues, we aim to forge a deeper connection with our canine companions.
 
I am looking forward to sharing my expertise and passion with this exceptional community of dog enthusiasts.

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.

The Beginner’s Guide to Canine Massage

 

On the 20th – 21st February 2024 I will be presenting the first of this year’s Beginner’s Guide to Canine Massage Course. This will be an interactive online course where you  will be able to participiate from the comfort of your own home working with your own dog.

Canine Massage  is a recognised natural therapy that can aid to release pain and aches associated with musculo-skeletal imbalance, old age, soft tissue injuries or orthopaedic conditions  in dogs. It can also help to enhance the performance of any canine athlete.

Places are limited, so head on over to the Beginner’s Guide to Canine Massage page for more details and to reserve you place.

BGTCM – April 2023

Earlier this week I ran my first Beginner’s Guide to Canine Massage Online course for 2023.

My thanks to the students that enrolled and took this course over a period of two evenings.

Running the course on a weekday evening is proving popular as its allowing people with work commitments to attend.

I will be running another course on the 13th and 14th of June.

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.

Canine Massage Therapy – Crufts

A little bit of information about clinical canine massage by one of my colleague during Crufts.

And the good news, if you are seeking to learn how to massage your dog or would like some massage sessions for your dog, look no further. I am both a clinical canine massage therapist and a Licensed instructor from the canine massage therapy centre. I am also a canine physiotherapist, a manual therapist (osteopathic techniques) and a canine fitness instructor.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you need any information.

Myth Busters – Chronic Pain