It’s about the dog.

I was recently invited to speak to a group of veterinary students about acupuncture and integrative medicine. So I talked about the wonders of fascia (the glad wrap of the body) and how acupuncture meridians travelled along these super highways and their close relationship with osteopathic and chiropractic techniques. Along…

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Ready, set, rehab!

The last 12 months has seen me explore the world of canine rehabilitation in a bit more detail. Three workshops with the American based Canine Rehabilitation Institute and an internship later, I am now officially a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT). Here are the chickens trying out my brand new cavalettis….

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Coonhound paralysis

Acute canine polyradiculoneuritis is more commonly known as Coonhound paralysis. There are a number of theories on the cause of this disease. In North America, dog  may be affected by contact with something in raccoon saliva. There are obviously no raccons in Australia but Coonhound paralysis does occur here. The…

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2016…2017

Season’s greeting to all my furry friends and their devoted family.2016 has certainly been another busy year. The clinic has seen a steady stream of cruciate injuries, bad backs, shoulder strains among the many musculoskeletal problems as well an assortment of other issues such as skin problems and cancers. In…

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Swimming is not rehabilitation

In recent years, dog rehabilitation is becoming recognized as an important step in recovery after injury. However, many dog owners think that swimming is the answer. In many cases, swimming can make things worse. Many dogs don’t like or are not natural swimmers. This makes them struggle in the water;…

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Ned ‘walks’

Ned, a 10 year old Boxer came to me in June this year after a spinal cord tumour diagnosed 18 months earlier had now reduced him to a state where he was pretty much a quadriplegic and his quality of life was seriously questioned by all. Being a ‘Wood’ element…

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Rocktape trial in dogs

here are a couple of dogs trialing Rocktape  Weimeraner with Wobblers. He definitely walked better with Rocktape stuck on. Post surgery for disc rupture, hopefully this will reduce the dragging of the hind feet.

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