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How to best care for your dog during the holidays

Dogs in motion blog on how to best care for your dog during the holidays

How the holiday season can affect your dog The holiday season is a crazy time of year with all the social engagements due to Christmas and New Years parties, extra visitors in the house, shopping for gifts and groceries, and lots of delicious items being cooked in the kitchen. Often, we aren’t aware of the…

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Why I became a canine physiotherapist

Roonie the reason I became a canine physiotherapist by Michelle Monk

Human Physiotherapy to Canine Physiotherapy Over 20 years ago I started my physio journey as a human physio because I wanted to help people to have a better quality of life and mobility. Having always had a huge love for dogs, it was a natural progression to shift my skills over to animals. In 2004…

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Can I slow my pets aging process?

Blog post by Michelle Monk of Dogs in Motion about can I slow my pets aging process

Can I slow my pets aging process and help them live longer? As our pets age, it is common for us to see them slow down, lose muscle and ease of mobility. This can be due to a number of factors, some disease-related and some are just a normal part of aging. Can I slow…

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How to Create the Perfect Environment for your Older Dog

Dogs in Motion article about how to create the perfect environment for your older dog by Michelle Monk

As your dog matures in years, it is natural for their muscles to weaken and their mobility to progressively reduce. These will leave them more vulnerable to injuries and arthritis which can cause aches and pains. Creating the perfect environment for your older dog can help to extend both the duration and the quality of…

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Prevent Injuring yourself when looking after your dog

Dogs in Motion article about prevent Injuring yourself when Looking After your Dog by Michelle Monk

Most of us will suffer from back pain at one time or another. If you’re having to lift, move, help your dog stand or walk during recovery, or as they age, then you’re at increased risk of injuring yourself. As physiotherapists, we are interested in not only rehabilitating your dog but also in assisting you…

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How do I choose the correct harness for my dog?

Dogs in Motion article about Choosing the Correct Harness for your Dog by Michelle Monk

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

Dogs in motion article about Keeping Your Dog Amused During Confinement by Michelle Monk

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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Wheelchairs for Dogs: When should you consider one?

Dogs in Motion article about Wheelchairs for Dogs: When should you consider one? by Michelle Monk

  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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