Monthly Archives: July 2011

Fitness for a Canine Athlete

08 Jul

Agility Athlete Improves Canine Fitness through Specifically Designed Swimming Sessions Fly is a 6 year old Border Collie that has developed a high level of fitness through swimming at Canine Therapies. She originally starting swimming at Canine Therapies as part of her training to be an Agility competitor and to improve Canine Fitness levels. As a competitor Fly is a true canine…

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Meg's story – severe muscle wastage

05 Jul

Canine Rehabilitation to combat Muscle Wastage When we first met this gorgeous border collie she had undergone surgery to repair multiple fractures of the pelvis and a hind leg, this canine rehabilitation was going to be a long and hard road. She had been well on the way to recovery when she tried to climb out of her pen and…

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Canine Physiotherapy: The Problem with Shepherds…

04 Jul

Canine Physiotherapy is an effective method to improve a dogs proprioception Like many German Shepherds this dog is showing signs of weakness in her hindquarters. She comes to Canine Therapies to swim on a regular basis but we also work with her on various canine physiotherapy exercises to help maintain her awareness of her paws. This awareness is called proprioception.…

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Canine Fitness

04 Jul

Canine Fitness: Dusty, spayed Labrador bitch swimming with toys Dusty is one of Anne’s own dogs. She swims at least once a week partly for fun and canine fitness, but also because she has been spayed, which makes her more prone to putting on weight. Dusty has had 3 litters of puppies (usually Anne will only allow a bitch to…

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The First Post at Canine Therapies Blog

03 Jul

Welcome to Canine Therapies Blog Hello, and welcome to our new blog, “Canine Therapies”. My name is Anne Johnson and I have owned a dedicated pool for swimming dogs since 1992. Canine Therapies is based in Preston, Lancashire, I had the pool built after one of my own dogs ruptured his cruciate ligament. I was in the fortunate position of…

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