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.
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
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!
Mag spent several years working with wildlife animals at Kadoorie Farm and Botanical Garden and developed an interest in husbandry and nursing of animals. She then returned to New Zealand and completed a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. Combining her passion for both training and enrichment, she has extended her skills in physiotherapy and rehabilitation for companion animals to ensure that the very best care is achieved.
Meet our Paw Star- Asko, the German Shepherd! Asko will never say no to a massage! 10 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.
Explore and understand the changes in the musculoskeletal (bones, joints, muscles) and neurological (brain and nerves) systems that develop as our pets age. Arthritis and issues with mobility are very common and can be debilitating.
We utilise the human-animal bond to help you to learn ways to beat arthritis through hands-on approaches with pain management, home environment changes, mobility support, diet and exercise.
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:
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.
Utilising the PAWs Trilogy of Pet Wellness, this section will cover the many ways you can help your pet to manage pain, increase activity and improve your pet's quality of life:
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.
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