Premier Dog Walkers Newsletter feb 2017

A Word from Christian @ Well Animal Clinic in West Hampstead

How to identify Early Arthritis in your dog?

Is your pet still comfortable?

Walking your dog is one of the greatest pleasures of owning a pet (for both dog and owner) and has health and well being benefits for both parties. However as our pets age, or following injury, then arthritis is one of the commonest conditions we see and manage in our daily work. Here are some subtle signs that may develop before a dog actually starts limping: slowness on getting out of bed/after lying down for any length of time, reluctance to jump in or out the car, a change in walking routine or behaviour, increased sleeping/lying in bed and unexpected crying when stroked.

Ralf, famous across the Heath

These days we do far more than rely solely on anti-inflammatory/painkiller medication, and other things that provide a good (if not better) response include weight control, adaptation of the home environment (eg rugs down on slippery floor boards, deeper and softer bedding), physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture and specific “arthritis” diets. Do talk to your vet if you are concerned your pet may be showing any of the above symptoms, early detection and intervention always leads to better management of this painful and debilitating condition (sadly arthritis is not curable in any species).

- Christian LeVan @ Well Animal Clinic, West Hampstead.

Cody & George, always happy!

Dog of the Month - Tigger

Tigger joined us recently after being rescued from Turkey by Sue. Here's his story....

"Tigger came from Dalyan in Turkey, they are well known for their street dogs and you can find many a you tube video about the street dogs.. however Tigger was found by Mebrure Kuzey Blom who is the founder of the Dog Shelter which is behind Karadash mountain.. it is funded purely by donations and the dogs are looked after by volunteers. Tigger was an abandoned pup by the road around 6 weeks fending for himself. He was picked up by Mebrure and taken to the dog shelter ..which is where we saw him when he was about 5 months old.. we have helped out over the years and quite spontaneously decided that he would be the dog coming home with us. We love his bouncy happy nature."

And now...

We have found Tigger to be a joy to walk, he loves every person and all dogs we meet. He has a playful, yet soft and kind energy about him. We are very lucky to be part of his life.

guinness, big and calm, loves the sofa

Premier Dog Walkers Featured in this months Ham & High paper ( only 22 pages from the front cover...)

We were Called by the Ham & High because of the great feedback we receive on Facebook and Instagram

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Jessica, leading the team

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