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A range of services for care or rehab

I work with dogs who are:

  • recovering from surgery and injuries
  • feeling the effects of arthritis and old age
  • anxious and stressed
  • learning to live life as an amputee
  • in need of extra care and attention

Dogs of all ages, breeds and conditions benefit from massage and complementary therapies.

Massage and Rehab

The foundation of my practice is in massage and the hands-on assessment of muscles, ligaments and tendons.  After observing your dog’s gait (walk and trot) and taking a health history,  I use acupressure, trigger point and low-level laser therapy to release range of motion and muscle tension and to release endorphins for pain relief.   Once soft tissues are warmed and loosened, I will show you stretches and exercises to assist with rehabilitation and strengthening.

Workshops

Natural care begins at home.

For this reason, we offer workshops for dog owners to learn the basic skills they need to enhance their dog’s quality of life.  Learning together in a hands-on massage workshop is a great way of enhancing the bond with your dog, too. Choose from:

  • Learn to Massage Your Dog
  • Greyhound Massage and Stretching Workshop
  • Cooking for Dogs
  • Dog and Environmentally-Friendly Cleaning Products

Your Dog's Birthday

Your dog is family and so let’s celebrate their birthday.  Sign up to our Birthday Club and we’ll get in touch to help you plan your celebrations.  We offer freshly made dog birthday cakes, party packs of treats and toys for the big day.  Why not book a party for your dog and their friends?  We’ll deliver the cake and treat each dog to a relaxation massage.

Mobility Carts and Equipment

For dogs recovering from injuries or surgery, they may need equipment to help with their rehab.  Our clients can hire equipment for use in their home, saving them the costs of buying the equipment.

Mobility carts are a special item that must be properly sized and fitted to your dog. Kathleen will advise you on the appropriate design of a cart and help you measure your dog for ordering.  When the cart arrives, she’ll help you fit the cart and give guidance on its use.  We don’t believe in selling equipment at a mark-up, and so we ask that clients order their cart directly from the manufacturer.

Join us for Greyhound Doga

We have partnered with the MoveWell massage and yoga studio to bring doga (yoga with dogs) to Christchurch. Our first class is for owners with greyhounds only but we intend on expanding to mixed breed classes early in 2020. Doga is an opportunity for you and your dog to enjoy quality time together; we will have the dogs off-lead in the yoga studio to interact with you and others in a stress-free and fun environment. Both you and your dog will benefit from the relaxation, stretching and bonding time in a fully air conditioned studio.