Hello and welcome to Winston. Such a well behaved labrador!
He is a total fan of agility and his mum is keen to keep him in top condition so they can both keep having fun and do what they love most!
Winston devloped a mild lameness. So mum was straight at the vet. Nothing significant was found. So she decided to be double certain, and brought him for a physio assessment.
We were pleased to find not too much more! We discussed a gradual return to work program as his lamenes had gone, but we did't want to aggrevate any healing tissues.
Mum is highly vigilant and knowledgeable so we know he will be well looked after.
Keep up the good work mum and Winston!
Hello and welcome to Norman. Also known as naughty Norman!
He is a young man full fo beans and far too excited for life!
He was a new rescue and he had a moment that scared his mum and dad. He ended up having x-rays and he was found to have hip dysplaisa. This is not really a suprise as its so common.
But what was a wonderful suprise was that in only a few weeks of rehab, he was sound and full of it again!
So we have set him up with a sensible care plan. The aim is to maintain muscle mass, prevent excessive wear, and most importantly, have fun!
We aim to have a healthy balance of supporting the ailment whilst enjoying life.
We have achieved his well.
Keep up the good work naughty norman and family!
Hello and welcome to Mable. She is so so sweet and so so loved. Her dad noticed a lameness and wanted to ensure she had the best care, so instantly found us for physiotherapy.
The lameness was really very subtle and quite honestly on arrival to us, it wasnt noticable.
But thats ok. Any lameness of only 5 % or less is undetectable to the human eye, add that to a happy dog excited to be somewhere new, and it becomes even harder for low level lamemess. Thats fine though as our hands are our most important tool in ailment detection. Lameness is a complex subject.
On exam we found a few small issues going on, although not directly associated with the limb in question. This creates a great challange and we love pushing our minds to explore the body as a whole. The issues we found in the hinds can cause weight distribution changes and these can look like lameness and cause some lameness as the body starts to be used differently.
So we did our massages and stretches and sent her and dad off with a home regime. We are pleased to report that dad was instantly impressed and the lameness was not visable the following day. She has continued to be better since the home regime kicked in. Mable is in incredible condition, especially for her age. A wonderfully vigilant owner has a big part to play in that. He already had an excercise regime that included multiple walks in a day, and its a wonderful shout out to all employers who let people take thier dogs to work!
Keep up the good work dad and Mable!
Hello and welcome to Bruno. A very excited and happy labrador!
He showed some issues which concerened his parents so they investigated his hind. It turned out he did have mild hip dysplasia. He also seemed to show some mild back pain.
He has been sent for physio so he can be managde conservativly and without medication or surgery for as long as possible.
We have set him on a home regime to get his strength up, though weightloss is the biggest factor in his plan.
His mum and dad are well on board with what to do and they are moving forward, amd keeping a diary so we really can monitor the progress.
Keep up the good work mum, dad and bruno.