Understanding your Senior dog and their changing needs

One-day Workshop: April 27th 2019

Our hands-on workshop for owners of senior dogs - gain a deeper understanding of the aging process and how to support your best friend.

Early-bird Registration Now Available

A one-day workshop presented by veterinary professionals

Hong Kong’s first comprehensive senior pet movement and mobility education workshop for owners

At Paws in Motion, we are experts in helping elderly pets with movement and mobility via physiotherapy, supported with carefully selected exercises and excellent advice. Whether your pet is a fit and athletic adult already in their golden years, or even starting to slow down a little, you probably want to be prepared with some knowledge of the natural aging process and common joint and bone conditions and ways you can help your best friend to maintain their great quality of life.

Earlybird Registration: HK$2180 (before April 12th) 
Standard Registration: HK$2880

What previous attendees have said!

  • "Evidence-based"

    "Attend this workshop if you want to help your aging pet have less pain and live healthier".

    "Attend this workshop if you want to help your aging pet have less pain and live healthier"

    - Mary L

    "Practical"
  • "Good value"

    "A lot to learn from but both doctors delivered it in such a way that is easy to understand".

    "A lot to learn from but both doctors delivered it in such a way that is easy to understand"

    - Ashley H

    "Interesting"
  • "Personal"

    "It was all excellent - very well presented, content was informative- demonstrations and notes were clear and easy to follow. Very easy to understand.".

    "It was all excellent - very well presented, content was informative- demonstrations and notes were clear and easy to follow. Very easy to understand."

    - Nina C

  • "Educative "

    "Very educative and informative to have some base and clues concerning our pets early signs of pain .... and how to ease their pain".

    "Very educative and informative to have some base and clues concerning our pets early signs of pain .... and how to ease their pain. Content was perfect amount of information."

    - Veronique S

    "Well organised"
  • "Every senior pet owner should attend this class as it will open another perspective on how to understand what our senior pet might go through".

    "Every senior pet owner should attend this class as it will open another perspective on how to understand what our senior pet might go throughand how to manage their situation in kindly manner without sacrificing their comfort or well-being. After all, they're not just pet but they're part of the family."

    - Lusi D

  • "Practical"

    "Overall content was broad but well laid out and concise to fit into the time available. The videos were helpful to gain a better understanding.".

    "Overall content was broad but well laid out and concise to fit into the time available. The videos were helpful to gain a better understanding."

    - Shih-Hui N

    "Fun"
  • "I would say to anyone who has dogs to attend this workshop to cater for dogs' different needs as they age.".

    "I would say to anyone who has dogs to attend this workshop to cater for dogs' different needs as they age."

    - Shih-Hui N

  • "Easy to understand"

    "Heard about the workshop through my friend, and always want to learn more ways to help and care for my own or others that have family fur members.".

    "Heard about the workshop through my friend, and always want to learn more ways to help and care for my own or others that have family fur members."

    - Nina C

    "Fun"
  • "Informative"

    "I learn a lot from the workshop as the content covers pretty much all the necessary information needed when we have senior dog at home".

    "I learn a lot from the workshop as the content covers pretty much all the necessary information needed when we have senior dog at home. It's easy to understand and the timing is right for a day workshop."

    - Lusi D

    "Knowledgeable presenters"

    Your instructors

    Dr Jane McNae

    Dr Jane McNae

    Meet our Director of Paws in Motion Veterinary Physiotherapy and Founder of Animal Integrated Rehabilitation & Fitness Academy, Dr Jane McNae. A veterinarian for 20 years, she is passionate about pet fitness, well-being, the importance of the human animal bond and brings all of this together by using education to help empower you to be your dog's hero!

    Dr Sonya Moeller

    Dr Sonya Moeller

    Meet our Veterinary Surgeon, Dr Sonya Moeller. Dr Sonya has worked in Hong Kong and Australia and is very experienced in helping owners understand their pets’ condition to be able to make informed decisions on their care. Now she brings this experience to the classroom and continues her passion for keeping all pets active and pain free.

    Asko, Paw Star

    Asko, Paw Star

    Meet our Paw Star- Asko, the German Shepherd! Asko will never say no to a massage! 9 year old Asko has been a member of our Paws in Motion education team for several years. He has helped Dr Jane with training of veterinary nurses at City University (HK) with his guest appearances and clients by way of his most excellent videos. 

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    What’s covered in the workshop

    Understand the changes in the musculoskeletal (bones, joints, muscles) and neurological (brain and nerves) systems that we see as our pets age. Arthritis and issues with mobility are very common and can be debilitating. 

    Learn ways to beat arthritis through hands-on approaches with pain management, home environment changes, mobility support, diet and exercise.

    • 5 hours of talks and practical sessions with our 2 vets

    • Hands-on practical learning with our Paw Star dog, Asko

    • Learn with dog videos and real-life pet examples

    • Worksheets, questionnaires and pet assessment checklists

    • Access to latest information and science made easy

    • Q & A session with our vets for professional and easy-to-follow advice

    • Access to discounts on mobility support products

    • Certificate from Animal Integrated Rehabilitation and Fitness Academy

    Curriculum at a glance

    Part A: Understanding aging of the musculoskeletal and neurological systems

    Topics in this section explain the science of what we know about animals and aging, and help to break down the changes you may see in your pet, into bite-sized pieces for better understanding:  

    • The Natural Aging process
    • How to tell if your pet is in pain?
    • What is Arthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease)?
    • Assessing body condition and Quality of life


    Learn about the natural aging process and what to expect as the bones, muscles, joints and brain ages. We review common problems related to the brain and skeleton in senior dogs and also how to identify pain in your pet. Using proven guides and resources, we’ll help you to assess your own pet’s body condition, home environment and quality of life, supporting you with feedback and helpful information to use again later when you need it.

    Part B: The many ways to beat dog aging, arthritis and pain

    Topics in this section will cover the many ways to manage pain, increase activity and improve your pet's quality of life:

    • Home therapy and care
    • Diets and Supplements
    • Home Adaptations
    • Exercise Plans
    • Supporting equipment for mobility


    Degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis is extremely common in adult and senior pets and can be very debilitating. We want to show you that there is soooooo much you can do at home and to keep your doggie active and comfortable. We look at how supplements, weight management and exercise can all positively influence activity and ability.  We delve into the area of mobility support and home modifications to help when necessary. And we explore the different classes of pain medication and veterinary modalities that can be used to bring pain relief when needed, so you know what to chat about with your family vet.

    Taster! Get a feel for our course

    To get a taste of our course content, take a look at some of our A to Z videos below.

    Be your dog's hero!

    There is plenty you can do to help maintain and improve your dog’s quality of life, with some research-based insider knowledge into what to expect. This wellness workshop shows you what and how!!

    We asked our Senior Wellness workshop attendees:
    "Was the workshop helpful for taking care of your senior pet?".

    “Yes! Applying practical tips immediately. When my dog gets older and has issues, I will know what to do and what options are available.”- Mary L

    “Absolutely! I know better how to take necessary decision what is best for my senior dog’s overall wellbeing.”- Lusi D

    “Yes. I know that there are many ways I can make their retirement more enjoyable.” - Ashley H

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    Saturday, April 27th, 2019!


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