Canine Body Articulation is a simple, yet effective, way to optismise movement and joint function.
Best of all it's gentle on the dog and non-invasive.
The method uses gentle manipulation and mobilisation of the dog's joints, including the spine, neck, pelvis, legs, shoulders and hips, via a range of motion exercises.
The results are heartwarming and can be seen in the way the dog presents itself after a treatment.
This is because the method helps maintain nerve supply from the vertebral joints, improves blood supply and drainage from tissues, reduces stiffness in the joints and helps maintain flexibility. It gets all that lovely synovial fluid moving through the joints. Anyone who's played hello toes, goodbye toes will know what I mean!
To be clearer, a joint is the junction between two or more bones of the skeleton. Their main functions is to provide motion and flexibility to the skeleton. They also act as shock absorbers. So ensuring they are working smoothly and effectively is so important. Canine body articulation helps in this regard but it also helps the practitioner identify areas that need extra attention or where there may be a problem that needs vet attention.
This is a complementary therapy we use hand in paw with canine myofunctional therapy and Accell Therapy to elicit a better outcome for the dog.
It always makes me giggle when I hear this question.
The short answer is 'NO'!!
Your dog will love his dinner that's for sure, but there's no reason why raw meat will turn him into Cujo. None at all.
Repeat: None At All!
Please remember however to always respect your dog around food. Sure you can train them to let you take the food off them. That is a good thing. But I am also of the camp that once I have fed my dog he has the right to enjoy his meal in peace without someone hovering over them. Can you imagine someone right over your shoulder while you tucked into your dinner? Do you think it might detract from your enjoyment of it? Let your dog get on with it and feast to his hearts content.
And if you come from a two or more dog household and one (or more) has food aggression issues, separate them while they eat or at least monitor them so they can't act on them. It's unfair to all the dogs and unsafe. If you feel the need find a good pet behaviourist to help you work on the problem.
Now just to reiterate - will feeding raw meat make my dog aggressive? No no no no no!!
So many people think about transitioning their dogs to raw food but are afraid to do so.
It looks too complicated.
I don't have time.
I'm scared my dog will choke on a bone etc etc
But take a moment ... pause and have a think.
Sure it's easy to open a bag of premade processed dry food, but no matter how much you like McDonald's would you really want to eat it every meal, every day, week in and week out for your entire life? And if you did, how do you think that might affect your body, your health, your immune system?
So is raw feeding really that hard? I say NO!!
To make it easy though, why not start with a premade raw food product? It requires no more of your than a premade processed food. All it requires is the opening of a packet. Now how hard can that be? It's not right? It's ridiculously easy and will certainly give the beginner an easy way to take that first step into providing a healthier lifestyle for their dog.
Premade raw brands include BARF, Raw4Paws, Organic Paws, Big Dog ... well seriously there are too many to mention.
So let's say you take this first step, and wow, look how easy it is. But now you're feeling adventurous. Maybe you can do this on your own. How hard can it be? Well, as someone who has been feeding raw for over a decade (and believe me I wish I'd started long before that) I can tell you it's not difficult.
Really the most important things you need is discipline (and a deep freezer!).
Buy your meat and raw meaty bones, your offal, sardines, green tripe, eggs, fish & coconut oil, brewer's yeast, etc etc. It certainly may take you longer to prepare a meal but you will gain so much in satisfaction seeing your dog thrive on the best diet you can provide.