Drug Sensitivity in Collies and their Crosses

A certain sub-population of collies is more susceptible to certain wormers and other drugs than non-affected collies. This article attempts to explain why this is, which drugs to avoid or use with caution and how to get your dog checked for the drug sensitivity. Ivermectin In the 1980s a new wormer for cattle was launched […]

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Supraspinatus tendinopathy

This is condition that I am seeing more and more in agility dogs. The cause is thought to be repeated contact dismounts and landing from jumps. The clinical signs are a vague front leg lameness that may be mild or moderate and is often intermittent. Response to rest and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) is poor. […]

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Focus on… Shockwave

What is Shockwave? Shockwave does not use electricity, but large changes in pressure using sound waves. The intensity of the shockwave stimulates growth factors and can dissolve calcium deposits in the shoulder. When should it be used? Shockwave can help a wide range of conditions, it is particularly useful in shoulder tendinopathies, osteoarthritis, lumbosacral disease […]

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Arthritis in Dogs

There are over 1 million dogs in UK with arthritis.  Traditionally vets prescribe anti-inflammatory and pain relief medication.  Results can be disappointing.  Here at Physio-vet we use a multimodal approach to the problem. The drugs prescribed by your vet are very important but we also look at diet, supplements, life style and environment.  We also […]

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Does your dog have joint problems or lameness?

Over the colder months it will become more apparent to you if your dog is suffering from joint problems or the onset of lameness. This is not just a problem in older dogs. It can easily be missed in young dogs as they are generally thought of as being fit and healthy. Although these problems […]

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Looking after your dog this winter

The weather is getting colder and it’s not just you feeling it! It’s the time of year that you have to pay particular attention to your dog, making sure that he or she is healthy and fit. Lots of dogs, in particular dogs that are old, have been injured in the past, or are overweight, […]

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The rewards of working with dogs

I have always had a great love for dogs and in my adult life have never lived without one by my side at work and at home. To me, dogs are not just pets; they have personalities, complex behaviours, and are distinct members of the family. It is my passion for working with dogs that […]

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Article in Agility Voice Magazine 2013

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MOT Clinics to start

We are beginning the MOT Clinics for competition dogs on the last Saturday each month. Half hour appointments with our Vet David Prydie after 2pm.  £20 plus VAT £24 per session.

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Flyball Injury Study

If you have a dog that has had a flyball injury please complete our survey and return to us via email at david@physio-vet.com We are hoping to use the study to look at how flyball dogs get injured and if there are adjustments to training regimes that may reduce the injury rate.  The injury does […]

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