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Up and coming workshops at Best Behaviour

 

Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Saturday 18th April 2019

Caring for the Canine Musculoskeletal System from Puppy to Adult - Julie Moss BSc.Hons., AdvCertVPhys., Dip.APhys. 

 

29th September 2018

Auto-immune Disease - The Tip of the Iceberg - Sue Armstrong MA VetMB VetMFHom CertIAVH MRCVS RSHom

 


Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Saturday 18th April 2019

Caring for the Canine Musculoskeletal System from Puppy to Adult

with Julie Moss BSc. Hons., AdvCertVPhys., Dip.APhys.

Time: 10am - 4pm 
Cost: 5th and 6th spectator only - £120 per person (2 days lectures and demos)

          18th - spectator place £60, handler place £80 (optional third day working with handler dogs)

                       Location: 3 Holmes Street, Rossendale, Lancs. BB4 9PT.


This is a 2 day course of lectures and demos with an optional third day with handler places for clients wishing to bring their own dog with spectator places also available.

Day 1

Anatomy overview.

The morning will be spent going over functional canine anatomy of the musculoskeletal system with the emphasis on what different parts of the body do and how they interact with each other in terms of movement and function. This aims to give a fun general overview of how a dog uses its body to move.

In the afternoon we will look at puppy musculoskeletal development and how you can influence the way that development progresses and prepare them for adulthood. We will discuss how genetic and environmental factors can affect how the puppy develops as an adult and how much can be improved and prevented at this stage. There will be a live demo dog and we will be looking at hidden signs that a puppy may be suffering from a musculoskeletal problem. 

Day 2

In the morning we will lok at adult dogs and the hazards faced during this part of their lives. Injury prevention and management, suitable exercise, home management are all discussed along with how you can get ahead in preparation for being a senior dog with the best mobility possible. There will be a demo dog and we will be discussing subtle signs that an adult dog may be needing treatment without anyone being aware of it. Body language and finer points of movement will be discussed and how they can give you information to help you maintain the movement and function as well as possible by being aware of early signs of problems.

In the afternoon we will be looking at the elderly canine and how to improve their quality and length of life for as long as possible. We will also discuss ways of keeping them entertained and mobile with appropriate exercise and other alternative occupations to keep them feeling fulfilled. Treatment options will be looked at and how they can help the elderly dog to stay mobile for as long as possible. A live demo dog will be present.

Day 3 – optional extra handler day

For this day there are a maximum of 4 handler places and each will have an hour each at some point during the day. It is important that they are able to cope with other dogs or that they can be left in a car or crate in a separate room safely and without distress until it is their turn to enter the room.

There are spectator places available for this day and we will be observing and discussing the visiting dogs to bring together the two days of observations and learning and put it into a real life setting to see how each dog can benefit from the things we have discussed.

For more information please contact


To pay by cheque please send the cheque with the downloadable TTouch workshop booking form

 You can also pay online to book your place immediately. If you do pay in this way please complete an online booking form so I have all your details. Your place will not be secured until receipt of payment.


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Saturday 29th September 2018

 

Auto-immune Disease in Dogs - The Tip of the Iceberg

with Sue Armstrong MA VetMB VETMFHom CertIAVH MRCVS RSHom

Time: 10am - 4pm

Cost: £45 per person

Location: Lumb Baptist Church Lounge, Burnley Road East, Rossendale, Lancs.

BB4 9PL

 

Auto-immune disease is on the rise in dogs (and indeed humans!). There is no single cause of auto-immune disease, but there is evidence to show that modified live vaccines, environmental pollutants, food preservatives and chemicals in dog food, genetics and/or stress can trigger an animal's immune system to attack itself.

The immune system has a vital role to play in keeping our dogs alive and protected from invasion of harmful organisms but when it goes wrong it can be a lethal weapon.

There are many types of autoimmune disease and common symptoms include intense soreness in parts of the body, thyroid problems, itchy or flaky skin, ulceration of the mucous membranes, inflamed ears, excessive licking of the front paws and swelling of the toes. it is important to know about this large group of diseases and more importantly learn how to take measures to limit the risk to your dogs. 

 

Dr Sue Armstrong MA VetMB VETMFHom CertIAVH MRCVS RSHom is a veterinary surgeon and homeopath. She runs Balanced Being, which is a thriving Veterinary Centre in Wetherby with homeopathy as the core philosophy and offering fully integrative health care to suit individual needs of the animals and owners. This tailor made approach is achieved by combining  conventional medicine and surgery with homeopathy, acupuncture, nutraceuticals and physical therapy. The emphasis is on prevention and guiding owners through the best options available for an individual animal and their owner. These are decisions which are critical to the long term health of your animal and vary from one animal to the next.

 

Sue is also the author of many published papers and lectures and consults internationally. Her latest book is entitled 'Cancer in Animals. What is to be cured?'

For more information please contact

To pay by cheque please send the cheque with downloadable booking form


You can also pay online to book your place immediately. If you do pay online please complete an online booking form so I have all your details. Your place will not be secured until receipt of payment.

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