Video: Woman offers massages to dogs suffering aches and pains

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A woman has made it her mission to help soothe the aches and pains of Scotland’s dogs – by giving them massages.

But rather than offering a luxury pooch spa for pampered pets, Catriona Dickson carries out canine massage therapy, helping ease the pain of soft tissue injuries and conditions such as hip dysplasia and arthritis. Five years ago graphic designer Catriona decided she needed a career change, but was also keen to help her mum’s dog, which sat at awkwardly. She said: “My mother’s dog sat unsteadily and she had said it looks like she is going to have a sore back when she’s older. “I had a strong feeling I would love to help her. So I went off to try and find a suitable course.”


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