Physiotherapy for older dogs
Animal Physiotherapists are experts in assessment of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. They are experienced in assessing movement such as gait and functional activities, assessing weakness in muscles, tightness or soreness in muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons. They then develop a treatment program that is right for your older dog and you to regain and maintain strength and fitness.
I have worked with Melbourne based canine physiotherapist and director of Dogs In Motion, Michelle Monk for a number of years and cannot recommend her services and care highly enough. For inquiries and bookings please see:
TCVM Nutrition for dogs and cats
This book has been written by a qualified veterinarian and TCVM practitioner for those pet owners who have pets that are unwell and want a non-processed natural alternative to providing a prescription diet. The recipes in this book are healthy and less expensive fresh food prescription diets that have been carefully and professionally formulated according to Traditional Chinese Medicine principles and also current research.
Disability aids for dogs with special needs and geriatric dogs:
The decision to euthanise a beloved animal is never easy but allowing your pet to make this last journey at home can alleviate some of the stress of visit to the veterinarian for both you and your pet.
There are fantastic home euthanasia services available throughout Melbourne:
Pet Loss and Grief Support and Counselling
Acupuncture for the Treatment of Animal Pain
Use of Acupuncture for Pain Management
Acupuncture for dogs with IVDD
Comparison of Decompressive Surgery, Electroacupuncture, and Decompressive Surgery Followed by Electroacupuncture for the Treatment of Dogs With Intervertebral Disk Disease With Long-Standing Severe Neurologic Deficits
Evaluation of electroacupuncture treatment for thoracolumbar intervertebral disk disease in dogs