- The Balanced Dog (formerly Canine Catering) in the media
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The Balanced Dog in the media
NZ Dog World
Since 2010, Kathleen has written a monthly column, The Canine Corner, for NZ Dog World magazine
Pet Life Magazine
Kathleen was profiled in the inaugural (Summer 2016/17) issue of Pet Life Magazine in the feature ‘Getting the Whole Picture in Animal Health.’ Download a copy of the magazine by clicking here.
Kathleen’s practice was featured in the special pet issue of Avenues Magazine (July 2016). Our Cooking for Dogs workshops were also mentioned as a special activity for dog owners.
Avenues Magazine also covered our greyhound fashion show fundraiser, Greyt Fashions:
Radio New Zealand
Kathleen’s practice featured as a documentary on Radio New Zealand’s Spectrum programme on 18 July 2010. To listen to the programme, click on the Radio NZ logo.
Seven Sharp (TVNZ)
On 23 May 2013, Kathleen was featured on Seven Sharp in an item about heart disease in dogs. In this segment, she comments on the range of treatments available and the decisions dog owners face when their dog is ill. To watch the episode, click on the Seven Sharp logo.
Stuff & The Press
Greyt Fashions, our greyhound adoption fundraiser for Greyhounds as Pets, was covered in Fast fashion for fast hounds, 7 June 2018
The Christchurch Pet Loss Support Group is covered in Pet owners needn’t grieve alone; the Group is sponsored by Kathleen and Gaelynn of Loving Tributes pet cremations.
On 28 December 2013, Stuff published Kathleen’s opinion piece on Making Christchurch dog-friendly.
In Let’s play a game of ‘pass the bone’ (14 November 2013), Kathleen was interviewed about dog birthday parties and dog birthday cakes.
Canine care that goes muscle deep, which appeared in The Press on 2 October 2013, profiles Kathleen’s practice and includes an endorsement of physical rehabilitation practices by veterinarian Dr Euan Purdie
On 16 January 2013, Kathleen was quoted extensively in The Press and on Stuff about the need for dog-friendly facilities and accessibility in the Christchurch rebuild. Read dog lovers sit up and beg for a friendlier Christchurch
During World Animal Week 2009, Kathleen officially launched her canine therapeutic massage practice. Stuff and The Press covered the story. Read massage eases pain in old dogs
Two Cats One Dog
Kathleen’s practice was profiled in a pet physiotherapy feature in the Spring 2011 edition of Two Cats One Dog magazine.
On 24 October 2013, Kathleen was interviewed about her work as a canine masseuse by Alexander Robertson of CTV
Christchurch Press and Marlborough Express
On 21 April 2008, we celebrated Daisy’s 8th birthday and launched Canine Catering officially. The Christchurch Press and Marlborough Express covered the story. Read baking for the barkers
On 25 January 2013, Kathleen was able to explain more about dog-friendly design and what it means for Christchurch dog owners. See her commentary on page 7
Kathleen was a featured writer in the Autumn 2013 edition of Animals’ Voice magazine. In Nose Prints on My Window, Kathleen tells of her volunteer work at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah.
Float Doggy flotation vests are sold by D-Fa. They are great for hydrotherapy and general swimming and a must if you take your dog with you on recreational boating trips.
Acupuncture for Dogs
My acupressure treatments can be seamlessly integrated with veterinary acupuncture. There are a number of veterinarians who practice veterinary acupuncture on a part-time basis in the Greater Christchurch area (pictured is Dr Susanne Anderson who is a member of the Complementary Veterinary Medicine Branch of the NZVA).
Animal Communication and Energy Healer
Due to word of mouth referrals since 2006, Faye has communicated with animals worldwide including New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands, USA, Canada, Europe, the UK, Nordic countries, South Africa and Asia. Animal communication is telepathic communication with animals to assist owners and their pets to reach a deeper understanding. Contact Faye through her website.
- North of Christchurch – Parkavon Boarding Kennels & Cattery Kathleen has a treatment room based at this well-established kennels which, under new ownership, has added new services like day care. You can book your dog for massage during their day or boarding stay. If they are currently undergoing treatment for a condition, their treatment can continue when you are on holiday!
- South of Christchurch – We recommend Top Notch Boarding Kennels When you book in, please let them know that you heard about them from us! Kathleen takes weekday evening appointments at Top Notch, too.
Dog Swim Spa and Nature’s Way Pet Care
For general swim exercise, most of our clients use the Dog Swim Spa in Templeton. Operated by Chris and June Blackwood (by appointment), this swim-style pool was designed with dogs in mind. Tell them Kathleen sent you.
For dogs living in North Canterbury, Valerie Nixon of Nature’s Way Pet Care offers the same swim-style pool (designed by Chris Blackwood of the Dog Swim Spa).
Human Massage Therapists
I am pleased to have established The Massage Network referral service in 2016. These are clinics that I have hand-picked because of their expertise and professionalism. I can refer my clients to these clinics for massage with the confidence in knowing they will be in safe and qualified hands. These clinics also refer their client’s dogs to me for massage. And regardless of which way the referral works, you’ll always walk away with a free gift to thank you for using our services.
Body Central, 304 Fitzgerald Avenue, Richmond. This appointment-only clinic offers osteopaths as well as massage therapists and was appointed the official massage therapists for Cirque du Soleil when the show visited Christchurch.
Bodyworks Massage Therapy, 24 Nairn Street, Spreydon. This appointment-only clinic offers massage 7 days per week with at least 2 therapists on the roster every day. And on some days, you’ll get to meet Lucy, the clinic’s own greyhound.
Pets Can Come Too
Take your dog with you when you go on holiday. For pet-friendly accommodation in New Zealand, visit Pets Can Come Too.
Pet cremation by Loving Tributes
Loving Tributes Pet Cremations is the only service in the South Island that individually cremates each pet. When the sad time comes to say goodbye to your dog, this personalised service helps to support you. Daisy was cremated at Loving Tributes in July 2014.
Gaelynn Beswick, owner and manager, is a qualified counsellor and understands the special bond we have with a pet. Loving Tributes is situated on a peaceful 2-acre block near Lincoln. Please ring for an appointment on (03) 339 2540, or ask at your vet to arrange for cremation at Loving Tributes.
Sites of Interest
Interested in other New Zealand dog sites? Try Doglinks.co.nz – leading you into New Zealand’s Dog Web.