....have we got a course for you.

The rise of the service industry has spawned courses to train humans in the care of increasingly pampered animals so there are now degrees or diplomas in dog massage, horse dentistry and animal psychology.

You can read the rest of this article published in The Age on May 8 2016 using the link below.

http://www.theage.com.au/national/education/education-so-you-want-to-work-with-animals--have-we-got-a-course-for-you-20160425-goe8j6.html

 

Taken from - SAENA Spring 2012 Edition

"Ahhhh, the sounds of arthritis. Not me, my dog! Arthritis is affecting our canine companions. How do we make them more comfortable and maintain their mobility and independence?

There is a widely held belief that arthritis is simply a consequence of age, but it is not a natural part of ageing. The more common form of arthritis in dogs is osteoarthritis where the smooth tissue that covers the ends of the bones, the condyle, is damaged resulting in joint weakness, instability and deformities which cause pain, stiffness and inflammation in the joints.

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Taken from - The Australian College of Massage ANIMAL MASSAGE - PART 3 - 25/05/2012

"A qualified Canine and Equine Myofunctional Therapist, who loves her job provides some insight into the role.

Minda Blake’s passion has seen her immerse herself in the field of animal massage therapy. She runs a mobile animal therapy practice named ‘Woof and Hoof’ where she treats companions to show and performance animals. In addition she conducts lectures on Myofunctional Therapy for animals at The National College of Traditional Medicine.

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