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Christchurch's only Fear Free
certified canine massage therapist

Whether recovering from injuries or surgery, managing old age, anxiety or other emotional conditions, or simply teaching a puppy the life skill of being touched, Fear Free is about managing fear, anxiety and stress throughout every session.  I use non-verbal communication and proven stress-free techniques to keep your dog comfortable and happy.   My Fear Free certification is in addition to my qualifications in dog massage and rehab – offering you and your dog a complete package of complementary care.

Greyhound Massage and Stretching Online Course

There are many greyhounds around the world and most of them can't come to Christchurch to attend our greyhound massage and stretching half-day workshop. So, we filmed a class and designed an online course for you. There are downloads, videos to watch for practice and even a relaxation exercise for owners. We've fast-tracked this course for those around the world in quarantine for Covid-19. Treat your greyhound and yourself by learning new skills. There's an optional add-on for review of your massage technique using videos, Skype or Zoom.

A mobile practice for dogs

Your dog is most comfortable at home – so the purpose of a mobile practice is to make life easy for both you and your dog.  I can see your dog’s normal living environment and suggest adjustments for their comfort and rehab.  I aim to make exercises easy to do with minimal equipment so you are more likely to do the exercises with your dog – win!

A passionate supporter of natural care options

My love of dogs and my experience as an environmental scientist have led me to creating this practice which focuses on natural care using acupressure massage, laser, trigger point and rehab therapies.  All clients must provide vet records for their dog as a starting point and then we can look at care options – things like lifestyle and exercise, flower essences, homeopathics, supplements or dietary changes.  The basic rule of complementary care is “do no harm” and my services are not a substitute for traditional veterinary care.

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Beyond Izzy’s pram (managing dogs through to old age) Part 10 – Other veterinary care

30th May 2020

In the last segment of my ageing dogs series, I discuss the other care options available through veterinarians. The field of regenerative medicine is offering new hope for chronic pain sufferers, for example.

Online Prescriptions

27th May 2020

In the Autumn edition of Pet Life Magazine, I talk to Stefan Walther of MyVet.co.nz and Rebecca Penman of VetPost.co.nz about the rights of dog owners to ask for a prescription for their dog's medications. Buying your dog's medication online can be a less expensive option, but such services are best used when there is an ongoing need for medication and not when your dog's health condition is acute.

Collars risk causing neck injuries in dogs

22nd May 2020

In this post, I share research from the University of Trent Nottingham about the forces on your dog's neck when you walk them with the lead attached to a collar. A harness is a much safer option and better still when you train your dog to walk on lead.