Welcome to Jemima

Jemima

Jemima

Hello and welcome to jemima. She is a little beauty and also feisty! She managed to injure her fore leg. She was found in the garden unable to use one leg. She was rushed to the vets who sent her straight for referral.

The injury was directly effecting her brachial plexus which feeds into several vital nerves. Radial nerve being one of them. This damage had rendered her paraylsed in the limb from the elbow down. This is sadly not uncommen. The referal center refered her to physio.

So we immediatly set her and mum up with a home regime. Its vital that we work on the limb regularly throughout the day, but we also have to give her rest and recovery time too. This is all about the timing.

So we have set her up with a program of massage PEMF therapy, stretching and some exercises to encourage limb use and vibration through the limb.

We are pleased to say there has already been some progress, but this is a long journey as nerve recovery can be notoriously slow. But whilst there is progress, we can be optomisitic.

Good luck Jemima. Keep up the good work mum. You're all doing great!

Puppy love

Meet Danny! So so cute! Danny is the latest puppy to reap the rewards of dad learning to massage.

Danny's dad has witnessed the power of massage for dogs for himself, and so, when he got his new puppy he decided the first thing he was going to do (after vaccinations) was get himself the Puppy Massage DVD so that he could learn to massage Danny and make him feel calm and happy and confident with touch. He knows first hand, that this will become immensily valuble in later years too.

Keep up the good work Dad. Danny is such a lovely little pup, though he wont be little for long! It makes us so happy to see such love and care for new additions to the family.

Welcome to Benny

Benny

Benny

Hello and welcome to Benny. So beautiful. We do have a collie crush. Benny was full of nerves when he arrived at the door, but we are so pleased to say that his mum commented that he has never setteled so well anywhere before! We do feel its so important to put our patients at ease.

Benny was a rescue and has such nervousness. Mum has done so well at working through the issues. She has done lots of training and classes. But it became evident that he had some issues in his hind. He actually saw quite a list of therapists before he got to physio, but we are glad he has got here now.

On assessment it was clear that he did have emotional issues and that can manifest in the body and make minor ailments seem much worse. After all, pain is a responce of the emotional region of the brain. Hence why we can control it, and why we all experiance different levels of pain, with the same pain stimuli.

We did also find some hind muscle imbalance and there was tension in the illiopsoas muscle on the left side.

So we have discussed the findings with mum and set her up with a home excercise regime to build up the right hind.

Keep up the good work mum and Benny and we'll be on top of the problems soon.

Performance Dog – Now Stocking the Puppy Massage DVD

Performance Dog are now Stocking the Puppy Massage DVD

We are proud to announce that the Performance Dog website are now stocking the Puppy Massage DVD. We met them at Crufts 2018 and they were happy to support our DVD.

They supply books and DVD's and lots of other things that help creat happy rounded dogs.

Here is what they say about themselves:

"At Performance Dog, we are a small, knowledgeable and friendly team with a long and dedicated history of working with dogs. We understand the specialist needs of competitors and handlers who want the best for their working partners.

We offer the UK’s largest selection of dog books and DVDs, covering all aspects of care, behaviour and learning, plus sports equipment, therapy products and a brilliant range of interactive dog toys. We research all our products carefully and offer the best from the UK, Europe, the USA and Australia. Our suppliers include Clean Run, Dogwise, Tawzer Dog, Wicked Hounds, Clip N Go Agility and Tug-E-Nuff .

As Dogbooksonline we earned a reputation for providing outstanding customer service. The new name Performance Dog better reflects the wide range of products we now offer, but the same old values apply; you, the customer, comes first.

If you have a question, please contact us. If you want a product you we don’t currently stock, we will do our best to source it for you.

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Performance Dog

Performance Dog

Thank you for stocking the Puppy Massage DVD Performance Dog! We are all working together to get the world massaging thier dogs. Start young and keep them healthy, happy and confident.

Now stocked at Performance Dog

Now stocked at Performance Dog

Arthritis care tip

Here is a quick Arthritis care tip!

If your dog has a weak hind you need to build thier strength in the hind to give them more support. The usual excercises can get a bit boring so here is a tip that can be great for both you and your dog!

Now its summer there are beautiful medows and long grass around. Take advantage and walk them in this.

The height of the grass will make them lift thier head high and they are more likely to engage thier hinds to drive forward, more than they do in short grass. They also need to pick thier limbs up more, which increases range of movement and with that, they improve thier ability to balance. You also get a cushion effect from the soft ground so there is shock absorbtion for the joints too. So its a great work out! As a result, its also very tiring so you may only need to do half the time of the normal walk. It also may require walking somewhere you dont usually go, so this is great even if its only done once a week.

But with all good fun comes a word of warning. It can be easy to loose you dog in the grass so keep your eyes on them all the time, incase it is a bit much for them. And also be aware that this is grass seed season. Grass seeds are a nightmare if they get into the body. So after the walk check for seeds in ears, eyes, and paws. If you see one get it out, but be carful you dont push it in further. If in doubt, nip to the vets for a helping hand. Vets do deal with grass seads all the time. They are anoying and suprisingly common, but also not common enough reason to avoid the beautiful medows in my opinion.

Happy walking!

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Welcome to Sandy

Sandy

Sandy

Hello and welcome to Sandy. She is so sweet and actually a very good healer! She had a total hip replacement not that long ago and recovered really well. But she is also accident prone. She managed to severly sprain her hock on the other hind limb. She saw the referral specialist, who put the limb in a brace and allowed it to be supported through the healing phase. The brace was gradually reduced in strength so that more support was done by the dog and it could strengthen. This is how braces should be done. As a result the recovery was brilliant. But she has now come for physio to strengthen her limb and get her back to normal life.

Dad has been great at following the program set and she is recovering well. This all takes time and involves gradually building the load and stress put through the limb so thay the strength is rebuilt and no more damage is done.

She will soon be back to normal. Keep up the good work dad and Sandy.