Archive | Arthritis in Dogs

Joint Pain – 5 clues to help you spot the signs

  Joint pain is generally caused by arthritis. Arthritis occurs following damage to the joint and causes extra bony growths to form which wear away the cartilage which usually protects the joint. The surfaces of the bones which form the joint then rub against each other during movement and that causes pain. The damage to […]

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Massage – Proactive or Reactive

There are 2 aspects to massage. The proactive aspect where massage is used when your dog doesn’t have any mobility issues and the reactive aspect where massage is used to address mobility issues resulting from old age, joint problems or accidents. Massage is used proactively from puppyhood right through a dog’s life. With puppies massage […]

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All in a Day’s Work

When I first started using massage with dogs I tended to see elderly dogs with signs of arthritis. They were struggling to walk as far, were stiff in the mornings or after lying down, and were generally becoming less active or sociable. The use of massage with these dogs aims to improve mobility and well […]

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