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How do I choose the correct harness for my dog?

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This is a question we get asked at least once per day at the Dogs In Motion clinic. Choosing a harness that suits you and your dog is no mean feat! There are different harnesses for different purposes- and some suit some dogs and their owners better than others. Most of the harnesses we recommend…

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Tips For Keeping Your Dog Amused During Confinement

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One of the biggest issues for owners and their dogs after injury or surgery can be the confinement that’s required to allow the body part to heal. These ten tips will help you in keeping your dog amused during confinement and support the healing process. For most soft or bony tissue injuries or surgeries, there…

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Will my dog’s muscles return to normal by themselves after canine injury or surgery?

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Answer: NO THEY WON’T! This is such a common question I am asked during a physiotherapy session with a canine patient. It is a common misconception that muscles just grow back to normal size by themselves after injury or surgery. Unfortunately for the patients, this is just NOT the case.     Muscle Atrophy Muscle…

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Facts about Acupuncture for Dogs

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Guest Post by Vet Acupuncturist Dr Sara Baldey What Is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is an ancient branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is used in both people and animals for thousands of years.  Acupuncture utilises the body’s own ability to heal itself. Through this, it establishes health and balance in the patient. This is mediated through…

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Don’t Let Dog Arthritis Cramp Your Dog’s Life Style – Part 2

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Top Tips to Beat Arthritis This is the second blog in the series on top tips to help your dog beat arthritis. Arthritis does not only affect older dogs. If we over-exercise our dogs, or if they carry excessive weight, or have had a joint injury or surgery, even as a young dog, then chances…

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Don’t Let Canine Arthritis Cramp Your Dog’s Style – Part 1

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Top Tips to Beat Arthritis As an animal physiotherapist, arthritis in dogs is one of the most common problems I see. Arthritis doesn’t discriminate. Dogs of all shapes, sizes, breeds and age groups can be affected. For many it is as a result of an injury or surgery to a joint. For others it can…

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Wheelchairs for Dogs: When should you consider one?

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  Wheelchairs for dogs have really improved in recent years and there are many more brands to choose from now. These can be a great addition to your dog’s recovery from surgery or injury; for some dogs whose rear limbs don’t work well (but the rest of their body is fine) they can be life changing.…

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Do Dogs Have Strokes Like Humans?

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This is a very common question I am asked when treating physiotherapy patients at Dogs In Motion. The answer to this question is indeed ‘yes’ however dogs do not have strokes as humans do. The normal causes of a stroke in people – high blood pressure or high stress levels – are much less common…

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Green Lipped Muscle Powder- Is It Any Good For Dogs With Arthritis?

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At Dogs In Motion, owners of arthritic dogs often seek advice regarding appropriate dietary supplements. Most will have received advice regarding the use of glucosamine or fish oils; more recently green lipped mussel (GLM) has come into vogue. So what is the evidence for the use of GLM in arthritic dogs? Green Lipped Muscle GLM…

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What Should I Feed My Dog?

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What Should I Feed My Dog? This is a question we regularly get asked at Dogs in Motion. Just like human diets, I don’t know that there is one perfect answer for all pets.  There’s so much information available. It can be very confusing for pet owners. But there is no doubting that the incidence of…

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