Welcome to Anya

Anya

Anya

Hello and welcome to Anya. Such a beautiful German Sheppard. Sadly lost her ear when another dog bit it off! But she is fine and a bit more stream lined.

She has come as her mum saw she got very lame after doing sone agility. She has been doing agility for many years and is well experianced. So clearly mum was worried. The lameness resolved quickly but returned again in a walk on another occation. The vet didnt find too much going on.

We did our exam and also found her to be in good health, but there were a few little problems that needed some work on. So we set her a home excercise regime to get started on. She needs time for some proper healing too. But we need to also keep her mentally stimulated and allow her to do some excercise that does not aggrivate the issue.

Keep up the good work mum and Anya. Mum is highly vigilant and dedicated so we will soon get to the bottom of the issue.

Adaptil Express in our Canine Pamper Hamper

Express

Express

We are so pleased to announce that we also have Adaptil Express tablets in our Canine Pamper Hamper prize give away!

For your chance to win come and visit our stand at #crufts2018 Hall 1 stand 36. Get your copy of the Puppy Massage DVD

We look forward to seeing you there next week! We are counting down the days!

Welcome to Bently

Bently

Bently

Hello and welcome to Bently. He is a young cockerpoo and full of beans. He suddenly went off his hind. He was immediatly rushed to Fitzpatrick referrals. Following an MRI he had spinal surgery.

His recovery has been incredible. There is very little evidence of an issue. But there was some delay in paw placement in one hind.

So we set him up with a gentle excercise program that allowed him to burn some energy. We made sure the home was secure and non slip as he was confined to the kitchen. We started some pole work and muscle building.

He is doing wonderfully. Keep up the good work mum and Bently.

Pooch & mutt treats in our prize hamper at Crufts

Pooch&mutt

Pooch&mutt

The wonderful Pooch & Mutt treats, calm and relaxed, will be in our canine pamper hamper prize at crufts 2018.

For your chance to win, visit our stand 36, in hall 1. Puppy Massage DVD brought to you by Animal Physiotherapy Ltd.

Get free draw entry with every DVD purchased. Come see us at the stand for full details.

Keep following to find out what else is going on at our stand and the rest of our hamper contents.

We already told you about the Adaptil on the go spray in the hampers. The winners will have some very lucky, calm and relaxed dogs!

See you soon, at Crufts!

Adaptil on the go spray

Adaptil

Adaptil

For Crufts we will have a competition running so that you can win a Canine Pamper Hamper!

Ceva have kindly given us some Adaptil on the go spray to go in the Canine Pamper Hampers. Thank you Ceva! This on the go spray can be used anywhere, to help calm your dog, like in the car or away on holiday. Its highly versatile and uses pheremones to make your dog feels happy and relaxed.

To get your chance to win come and buy a Puppy Massage DVD and get free entry in to the prize draw, with every purchase.

Visit us Hall 1 stand 36.

Keep following to find out what else will be in the Canine Pamper Hamper!

Come see us at Crufts 2018!

Come see us at Crufts 2018!

We are so pleased to have our first CRUFTS stand. So please come see us at Crufts 2018! With our Puppy Massage DVD!

Crufts Stand

Crufts Stand

We are so excited! We can't wait to meet you all face to face. Get your chance to meet Donna, who produced the Puppy Massage DVD. We will have a competition running through out the even, to win a Canine Pamper Hamper. We will announce the items in ver the next few weeks. We also have the famous Anna Webb, co presenter of the Barking hour on BBC London Radio, joining Donna at 4.30 on the Thursday, to learn how to massage her own dogs.

There will be so much to see and do, Crufts is an excellent day out and a great place to shop for all your doggy needs.

Puppy Massage DVD

Puppy Massage DVD

The Puppy Massage DVD was designed to help owners get and extra deep bond with their puppy and get both owner and puppy confident with handling. It has life long benefits and CAN be started at any age. We all know there are immense benefits of massage throughout life. Starting them young gets them used to the process. Keeping it going keeps healthy supple dogs and will be a real blessing when older age aliments like arthritis start to creep in.

If you ever want to ask any questions about this DVD or about animal physiotherapy in general, do email donna@animalphysiotherapy.org.uk

 

Welcome to Percy

Percy

Percy

Hello and welcome to Percy. Well, if we're honest.....hello again to Percy! He always visited when his sister Genie used to visit.

Due to Genies physio sessions, mum has seen there would be a benefit in starting physio early in life.

She lovingly decided to kick off the therapy with a luxury massage session for his first time. Well he certainly did relax and enjoy it. He enjoyed his meal of steamed chicken, washed rice and peas, with a tumeric dust. Yummy! The environment is especially relaxing with classical music playing and a calming spray atomismized into the air. Mum also enjoyed it. Mum even brought the new pup along to watch too and he fell asleep too! Lovely.

I look forward to seeing you again Percy. He's doing great, but its a good idea to keep a close eye in mobility as things sneek up in you.

Welcome to Bertie

Bertie

Bertie

Hello and welcome to Bertie. This very sweet Cockerpoo is only 4 months old abd already been through quite alot. His vigilant parents noticed there was the odd issue. Then the vets confirmed this. On x-ray they found sever hip dysplaia. One side had no hip socket at all.

So Bertie was referred to lumbry park. There he was given "toggles" in both hips. These are designed to keep the hips stable. The worst side failed quite quickly and a revision was done to remove the femoral head and neck (the top of the thigh bone) so that scar tissue can form a new false joint. Sadly it all tightened up quite quickly. So he was sent for physio.

We set mum and dad up with a gentle rehab program that encouraged him to put the limb down and relax and to start feeling confidence in it. It will take time for the physio to work, but mum said he was already walking on all 4 limbs the following day. Great news.

Keep up the good work mum, dad and Bertie!

Welcome to Blade

Blade

Blade

Hello and welcome to Blade. Beautiful husky. Rescued in his prime. He has quite a story. Luckily now he has a wonderful new mum to look after him.

But she noticed his hind looking odd in his gait amd a few suspicious signs. The vets at first diagnosed hip dysplasia and now another vet decided its not so we have no formal diagnosis. But it certainly seems like hip dysplasia. Mum awaits another opinion.

In the meantime we have done our assessment and treatment and set a home excercise regime that will gradually build strength in the hind.

Keep up the good work mum and Blade. We'll have you feeling better soon!

Welcome to Boo

Boo

Boo

Hello and welcome to Boo. Oh such a cute jack russel with such lovely parents.

He has had a happy life. Then he suddenly became very ill and vestibular syndrom was diagnosed. This is a nasty illness with unknown causes. It effects the inner ear. It makes the dogs eye track side to side (nystagmus), causes a severe head tilt, nausea and sometimes vomiting. Some dogs can be so severe that they roll over and over. Luckily it was not quite so bad for Boo, but it was bad enough. His recovery was quite quick thankfully. And whilst most of the symptoms have resolved, he has been left with an aweful head tilt.

Dogs are incredible and able to cope and get used to life on the wonk. But its not nice for thier muscles. The body does compensate, but there is over use of the leg you lean on to and the balance is a struggle.

So physio can help. We have done our assessment and set a home excercise regime. This includes home massage and a series of excercises designed to promote balance. Luckily for him, his mum is a massage therapist. Lucky boy. We are also pleased to report, this os one of the few dogs I get to see at his age with no arthritis signs. Amazing!

Keep up the good work mum, dad and Boo. We'll have you feeling better soon!