Nala’s Story (Part 1 – Homecoming)

Allow me to introduce Nala, our latest rescue dog. Nala came to stay with us for a 2-week trial in February 2017 when she was a tender 9 months of age. Suffice it to say, she stayed! Supposedly a GSD crossed with a Rottie/GSD/Ridgeback we were surprised with how dainty she was, but what she lacked in stature, she certainly …

Getting To Know Your Dog Better

We all love having a stroke and a cuddle with our furry family as it helps us to bond and can be very therapeutic, but we should all get to know our dogs a little better by really feeling what is going on under their coat.

Why Massage?

Ever had a massage?  It feels good, right? Well your dog can benefit too. Just like us, our dogs can strain, injure or overwork their muscles.  This might be obvious in an acute injury but it is often more subtle.  Aches and pains can creep up on our dogs over a period of time and it is easy to miss …

Muscle Strains – Cause and Treatment

Cause & Mechanism of Repair A muscle strain, or pulled muscle, occurs when a muscle is overstretched or torn. This usually occurs as a result of overuse, improper use or fatigue. Strains can happen in any muscle, but certain muscle strains are more commonly associated with certain disciplines. Patients often lose a degree of strength and range of motion with …