Here to make your best friend healthier & happier!

REMEDIAL MASSAGE • NUTRITION • NATURAL THERAPIES

Welcome to Dogs Dig It

Hi, my name is Louise Conway, and I am a qualified Canine Remedial Practitioner and an Advanced Practitioner in Animal Healing with Australian Bush Flower Essences. I’m also a certified Canine Nutritional Specialist and an Acute Canine Herbalist.

My studies and research began over ten years ago when my own dogs had some health problems. I have two beautiful dogs, Maggie a 10 year old Schnoodle and Fletcher a 8 year old Lagotto, and they’re my best friends.

I’m committed to continuing to learn so I can help our beautiful canine friends live life to their absolute fullest. I’m currently studying WEBB Bodywork and Energy Bodywork for animals with Dr Edward Bassingthwaighte, Holistic Veterinarian. I’ve completed my “human” level 1 & 2 with Australian Bush Flower Essences. Now I’m studying for my certificate in Schuessler Tissue Salts.

How can Dogs Dig It help you?

Massage

We do a complete assessment which tells us the nature and severity of the problem. It indicates which structures are affected and the functional limitations for your dog. It also provides us with baseline information for reassessment.

The benefits of canine remedial massage:

  • Assists with pain and injury management
  • Increases blood and lymphatic circulation
  • Reduces pain and spasm in tense muscles
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Assists in the removal of waste and toxins
  • Aids in digestion

Nutrition

Food is natural medicine and nutrition is the key to long life, health and happiness for your dog.

An increasing number of dogs are developing severe issues. These include diarrhoea, vomiting, pancreatitis, anal gland issues, inflammatory bowel disease, kidney disease, obesity, arthritis, allergies, autoimmune disease, diabetes, cancer and many more.

We can help you create a biologically appropriate raw food balanced diet at home. Or, if you’re time poor, we can refer you to some excellent retailers.

Arthritis

The ageing process can be painful and debilitating for our senior dogs – just like it can be for us. Arthritis is very common, and it’s usually the result of ongoing wear and tear and instability of the joints. Some other factors – such as injury, genetics, inflammation, immune disease, infection and cancer – can affect the progression.

There are many signs that may indicate your dog is suffering from arthritis. Some dogs can be stoic and mask signs of pain. A few signs to look out for:

  • Pain or stiffness when getting up or down
  • Reluctance to walk, climb stairs, jump or play
  • Lag behind on walks
  • Yelping when touched or picked up
  • Lameness
  • Personality changes (withdrawn, abnormal aggression)

Massage and Red Light (Photonic) therapy can assist with painful muscles and joints so they can continue to be as active as possible. This helps to slow down muscle atrophy and musculoskeletal degeneration. It increases circulation, delivering nutrients and oxygen to the muscles and removing toxins.

As our dogs age it is important for them to have a healthy diet, supplement support, appropriate daily exercise and complementary therapies to help improve their quality of life.

Anxiety

Anxiety and stress are becoming a huge issue for a lot of dogs. They’re living their lives in constant arousal and are unable to self regulate into a relaxed state.

This can cause extreme behavioural concerns and can make life for the dog and their owners incredibly stressful.

We can help with a range of natural complementary therapies. This will help them become a calmer, happier and healthier dog.

Acute Herbalism

Symptoms are the body’s way of telling us what is going on inside. The goal of herbal healing is to stimulate the body to heal itself.

We always look at the underlying conditions that might be causing the acute symptoms.

There are many herbal treatments that may assist your dog with a whole range of issues.

Red Light (Photonic) Therapy

What are the benefits?

  • Relaxes muscle tension and spasms
  • Assists with the healing of tendon and ligament injuries
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Reduces nervous tension
  • Improves wound healing and recovery of skin conditions
  • Increases lymphatic drainage and circulation
  • Stimulates collagen production for stronger bones, tendons, teeth and skin
  • Helps strengthen the immune system
  • Strengthens anti-viral properties
  • Stimulates trigger points and acupuncture points

What our clients are saying

Watching Louise work with my dog Gus it’s clear she loves dogs and is passionate about helping them live their best life. Gus is nearly 13 and has always been a fussy eater. Never finishing a meal in one go, often leaving food in his bowl for hours. If I tried a new brand he’d be enthusiastic at first but soon get bored with it. Over the last year his mobility has deteriorated as well. He started walking very slowly and had stopped climbing up the six steps to my front door when we got home.

Louise is a miracle worker. She recommended I put Gus on a raw diet and give him some supplements to help his joints. The change has been amazing. He’s so happy at meal times that he does a little dance when he sees his bowl. He’s got a lot more energy and even bounds up the stairs without hesitation. It’s been six weeks since he started the raw diet and about four weeks since he started supplements. The transformation has been truly remarkable and I can’t thank Louise enough.

Len & Gus

Watching Louise work with my dog Gus it’s clear she loves dogs and is passionate about helping them live their best life. Gus is nearly 13 and has always been a fussy eater. Never finishing a meal in one go, often leaving food in his bowl for hours. If I tried a new brand he’d be enthusiastic at first but soon get bored with it. Over the last year his mobility has deteriorated as well. He started walking very slowly and had stopped climbing up the six steps to my front door when we got home.

Louise is a miracle worker. She recommended I put Gus on a raw diet and give him some supplements to help his joints. The change has been amazing. He’s so happy at meal times that he does a little dance when he sees his bowl. He’s got a lot more energy and even bounds up the stairs without hesitation. It’s been six weeks since he started the raw diet and about four weeks since he started supplements. The transformation has been truly remarkable and I can’t thank Louise enough.

Len & Gus

Our Philosophy

Our dogs make us happier and healthier – they’ve become far more than “just a dog”. They’re our best friends and are amazing at helping us through the craziness of everyday life.

To get the most out of the short time we have with them, we need to support them to be the absolute best that they can be. That’s why we treat dogs holistically: we treat the WHOLE DOG – not just the symptoms.

Our Vision & Mission

Our vision is a world where dogs are in the best possible health throughout their life.

Our mission is to teach people how to care for their best friends, sharing treatments that are safe, natural and effective. We want to help dogs maintain excellent health so they can live a healthier, happier and longer life.

We service the Eastern suburbs

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