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Fun games to play with dogs to help them keep fit

Dog playing with ball

April 29th, 2016

Our dogs can get bored easily and they are always more than happy to play fetch or have a tug of war given the chance. However, often it can be a struggle to find ways of keeping your dog stimulated in both mind and body, especially when trying to fit it in around life commitments. […]
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Road Traffic Accidents

Road Traffic Accidents

June 12th, 2014

Road traffic accidents are a common cause of injury in both cats and dogs. As well as being life threatening, traumatic and stressful for the animal, it is also a very stressful time for the owner. Not knowing if your pet is going to survive or have terrible disabilities leaves a sense of helplessness. In […]
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Fab Birthday Cake

Doggy Birthday Cake

February 19th, 2014

Sue is one of our clients with 3 Westies and she recently turned 50. One of her friends made her a birthday cake to celebrate – absolutely fab – but who wants to eat their dog haha
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Wrap up warm

Dog Wrapped Up Warm

February 19th, 2014

Even Monty the labrador is feeling the cold. However the little fella has got the right idea. The weather is very cold and damp and it is advisable for those dogs with joint problems to take it steady: 1. Look outside and see what the weather is doing and if its grim pop a coat […]
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dhruvesh

Dhruvesh

January 24th, 2014

It is with great sadness that dhruvesh, one of my most long-standing patients, passed away at the weekend at the age of 16 years 8 months 1 week and 4 days. dhruvesh and his owner Guy came along for a fun swim at the age of 10, however over the next 6 months it became […]
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The Three Amigos

The Three Amigos

October 16th, 2013

It’s not often that I swim three dogs at the same time. However these three (Nico – Staffie, Shanti – Jack Russell Cross, Junior- Chihuahua ) who live together are just great. Nico came for physiotherapy and hydrotherapy following cruciate surgery and Shanti came for similar treatment following surgery to her right hip for a […]
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Freckle

Freckle

October 11th, 2013

We were delighted to receive an email recently from a client, Sarah, about her dog Freckle … “Sara’s assessment of my dog and recommended course of actions has given me a happy friendly lovely dog all of the time (rather than just some). Without her advice and service I would still have been scared to […]
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Winter

Dog In The Snow

October 11th, 2013

Winter is almost upon us and for our older dogs and those with injuries and or arthritis this can be a difficult time. Cold damp weather can trigger an acute inflammatory response causing pain and lameness. However it is important to stress that low pressure (low pressure systems) can also affect the joints just as […]
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Yoshi

Yoshi

October 11th, 2013

We were delighted to receive an email recently from a former client, Lorna, about her dog Yoshi … Hello Sarah I was driving past WitsEnd today and thought of you and thought you might be interested in an update on Yoshi. After all your amazing help with him when we collected him 3 years ago, […]
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Striding Out

Striding Out

September 25th, 2013

Most people who come to WitsEnd for physiotherapy will say that their dog tends to either trot or just run around the field. However with a lot of these animals when you slow them down they tend to be stiff or lame. In most cases the forward action of the leg (protraction) is either normal […]
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