Animal Acupuncture, K9 Massage, Hydrotherapy and Healing Balm

Treatments

I’m traveling once a month to Dunedin and Invercargill and I’ll be back in Dunedin on Thursday the 17th of September and Invercargill on Friday the 18th of September. Please get in contact with me if you would like to make a booking for your dog.  027 826 4323

 

My clinic is located at 2 McCormick Street, Three Parks, Wanaka
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10am until 8pm.

 

Hydrotherapy:
Hydrotherapy means ‘Healing in the water’.

In the Underwater Treadmill, the dog performs controlled exercises in therapeutic warm water. I’m able to adjust the water level and control the speed to rehabilitate injured joints and different conditions.
The water offers relief from pain and provides a low-impact environment, which will encourage the dog to increase range of motion and flexibility, which again increases strength, stability, and muscle tone.

Conditions that may benefit from Hydrotherapy: 
– Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and Spondylosis
– Hip and Elbow Dysplasia
– Cruciate Ligament Rupture, full or partial
– Luxating Patella
– DCRM, Chronic Degenerative Radiculomyelopathy
– Disk Disease
– FCE, FibroCartilaginous Embolism
– Wobblers Disease
– Tendon, Ligament, and Muscle Injury
– Nerve Damage
– Degenerative Myopathy
– Tendonitis

Post-Surgical Treatment:
– Hip Replacement
– Cruciate Repair
– Bone Fracture Repair
– Spinal Operations
– Joint Fusion

Pre-Surgical Treatment:
– Toning and strengthening without any further stress to the affected joints

Fitness and Conditioning
Weight Loss
Puppies Learning to Swim in a Safe Environment

 

 

Dog Acupuncture Therapy:
Acupuncture is recognized by the International Veterinary Academy for Pain Management!

What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a style of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been in practice for more than 2,500 years.
Acupuncture, in its simplest sense, is the treatment of conditions or symptoms by the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body in order to produce stimulation and response.
Acupuncture is from the Latin words, “acus” meaning ‘needle’ and “punctura” meaning ‘to prick’.
Traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, focuses on the underlying cause of disease, not just the symptoms manifested in each individual patient.

What condition can be treated with acupuncture?
– Musculoskeletal – osteoarthritis, vertebral disk disease, degenerative joint disease
– Neurological – seizures,  epilepsy, laryngeal paralysis, facial and nerve paralysis, and other central nervous system disorder
– Gastrointestinal – vomiting, diarrhea, constipation
– Respiratory – asthma, coughing
– Dermatological – allergic dermatitis, any skin related problems

How safe is acupuncture and does it hurt?
Acupuncture is very safe performed by a qualified practitioner. Some animals may experience minor discomfort when needles are being inserted, but my needles are so thin that most patients tolerate them very well. Acupuncture is known to have a relaxing effect to the point that some animals even fall asleep during treatment.

 

Canine Massage/Myofunctional Therapy:
The term “myofascia” refers to the muscle, “myo” and the connective tissue that surrounds and attaches the muscle, “fascia”.

Massage is a type of alternative treatment that promotes health in animals. It will help with:
– Relaxation
– Pain Management from Chronic Pain and discomfort of Arthritis and Hip Dysplasia
– Relief from Muscle Tension, Soreness, Spasm, and Weaknesses
– Speed Up Healing Process
– Improve Range of Motion in the joints as well muscle tone
– Ease Aging Aspects
– Reduce Emotional Problems, due to Trauma, Anxiety, and Fear

Benefits of Massage:
Massage increases the flow of many systems. Blood, Lymphatic, Cerebral Spinal Fluid, Synovial Fluid, and Chi.

 

Distance Consultation vis Zoom Conference or Facebook video chat:
This service is dedicated to fearful or reactive dogs’ that don’t enjoy a stranger’s touch or if you’re in an area and have no access to a professional massage therapist.

Via Zoom or Facebook, I will explain everything step-by-step and demonstrate different massage techniques tailored to your dogs’ condition on my own dog, so it’s easy to follow along.
During the Level 4 lockdown, I had a few distance consultations and they work just fine! The owners are actually very pleased in being a bit more involved in the treatment session and enjoying the special bonding time with their dogs’.


My treatments are not, nor are they intended to be a substitute for traditional veterinary care. They are complementary forms of health and care!