Pain – Part II

In last month’s article I looked at signs of pain in the dog and how they try to hide pain, as this is a sign of weakness in the pack situation. I also looked at the commonly used medications to treat pain. In the second part of the article on pain, I look at other […]

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Gastric Dilatation and Torsion (Bloat.)

Gastric Dilatation and Torsion (Bloat.) This is an emergency condition that needs immediate veterinary intervention or the dog will die. It usually occurs in deep chested large breed dog. E.g. Mastiffs, GSDs and Setters. Whilst it is most common in theses types of dogs it has been reported in all sizes of dogs including Dachshunds and even […]

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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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Chris Zink Seminar 2013

Chris Zink returned to the UK giving a 2 day seminar on “Coaching the Canine Athlete’ held at Reaseheath College. The advanced day was really well attended and Chris showed delegates how to complete an owner led lameness assessment. We were lucky to have Kim Henneman do a short talk about her work at the Iditarod and her work […]

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