Pampering the Pooches and Pussies- why pet massage is awesome.

Tired and aching humans have used massage to relax and heal bodies since ancient times. Now we have evolved veterinary medicine to include massage therapy, and our four-legged friends are panting at the prospect!

5 easy ways to help your old pet with pain at home

If your pet’s discomfort is age-related aches and pains, try these simple soothing techniques at home

Stages of osteoarthritis and conservative management

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease, which means that it gets progressively worse. How advanced is osteoarthritis in your dog, cat or rabbit? Your pet’s stage of arthritis will determine the steps you can take to alleviate their pain.

IS my pet in pain?

Our pets are not furry humans- they use their own, non-vocal ways to communicate pain. Read on for some tips for recognising pain in your pets

Stifle Braces - an alternative to surgery

When surgery is not possible, Paws in Motion can help in the treatment of painful Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) tears with the fitment of a uniquely created stifle orthoses (dog knee braces) to provide support and stability.

Why maintaining a healthy body weight is so important for your pet in helping with Osteoarthritis.

Research shows that 1 in 5 dogs will suffer from the painful condition of Osteoarthritis by the time they reach middle-age! 

Trail running – keeping you and your doggy fit!

With the arrival of cooler weather in Hong Kong, there isn’t a better time to introduce your dog to trail running. Not only will YOU benefit from the exercise with improved health, fitness and energy levels, but so will your dog. 

Bringing home the healing – The Assisi Loop

Susan contacted me when her little doggy, Yuby was having some difficulties with painful stifles (knees) due to ligament problems. Yuby was already under the care of her family veterinarian, but the current regime of rest and NSAIDs pain medication was not doing enough to allow Yuby to do the things he loved.

Elbow Dysplasia in a young Rottweiler

Chloe, a super sweet 2-year-old Rottweiler who enjoyed long hikes with her owners and playing with other dogs, came to Paws in Motion with intermittent right front leg lameness and a head bob. Her owners were very keen to get Chloe back to full function and out hiking again.

Neuroplasticity- using physiotherapy to get Buddy’s brain and nerves working again.

Six  year old mini poodle, Buddy, went from a bouncing super active doggy to unable to move overnight, when his brain had an infection that affected his ability to do everything. We used physiotherapy exercises and his determination to get him back moving.

Adding some splash to the summer fun!

As we are bathing in the sunshine and heat, there’s nothing like running into the sea, creating a splash, and enjoying the summer to its fullest. Check out some of the doggie-friendly beaches in Hong Kong and have an adventure with your fur-kids.

Tim Tam, our ‘little swimmer’ kitten

Swimmer syndrome is a developmental condition we saw in a 3-week old kitten. Thankfully, early identification of the problem, intensive physiotherapy, bandaging and dedicated owners, led our ‘Little Swimmer’ to be able to walk normally

Overtight muscles are painful and cause lameness too.

Asko had a tough start, born with hip dysplasia and needing surgery by 1 year of age. After doing well for years, Paws in Motion was called in to evaluate Asko after his gait or walk became increasingly abnormal and painful.

Because even cats love a good massage......

Hugo Boss is a ragdoll cat and a big boy at 10+ kgs. He has several joint problems but loves his weekly therapy and massage......

Really? You can do physiotherapy with a cat??

People always ask me if it really is possible to do physiotherapy with cats. Yes! But not all cats are the same, and it’s important to let them tell you what they will and won’t tolerate, and always have some other tricks (and treats) up your sleeve. This story is about Mr Aries.