the moorland canine blog

Articles, news and treatment developments, all relating to your dog’s health and wellbeing.

Fionn’s story: surviving an adder bite

Fionn’s story: surviving an adder bite

Whist Fionn survived the adder bite in 2019, it's never far from my mind when he's mooching in the garden or I catch sight of his shiny skin graft. Sometimes I wonder how he survived or how we coped - but we did, and he is here to tell the tale.  His story...

Muscular issues and their effect on your dog

Muscular issues and their effect on your dog

Muscle fatigue is the reduction in a muscles ability to contract to generate force during a sustained period of activity. In highly driven, competing, working or racing dogs, muscle fatigue provides the animal’s body with a failsafe mechanism where the muscles stop...

Cruciate ligament injury and its effect on your dog

Cruciate ligament injury and its effect on your dog

Stability of the stifle joint comes from the crossing over of cranial and caudal cruciate ligaments within the joint, ensuring that the bones have limited movement in relation to each other. The dog’s knee or stifle joint is relatively unstable as none of the bones...

canine athletes: pre and post-event warm-ups

canine athletes: pre and post-event warm-ups

IFSS European Dryland Championships 2016 - 17th to 20th November 2016. Kings Forest, Thetford, Norfolk.  A whole weekend of performing pre-event warm-ups and post-race cooldowns on some of these fabulous canine athletes with the brilliant Galen Myotherapy...

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