At Dignipets we are always looking at different ways to help our palliative, hospice and end of life patients.

Last week we were able to meet Kim Rufus RVN, a local registered veterinary nurse who is qualified to perform clinical canine massage in the home.

Although many conditions require pain relief and other medications to help keep your pet comfortable, there are also complementary therapies available that can make a difference to the quality of a pets life.

Clinical Canine Massage is suitable for older dogs and can help with a variety of muscular and orthopaedic conditions, such as arthritis.

Clinical canine massage can also be a relaxing experience and can help soothe those pets who are near end of life.

It was great to be able to meet Kim and see how clinical canine massage could potentially help our palliative, hospice and end of life patients.

Maja Redfern

Maja is clinical director at Dignipets. A mobile veterinary practice that offers palliative and end of life care for every pet in need in the West Midlands. Having completed a certification programme in hospice and palliative care in 2017 Maja advises colleagues and referring practices on pain management for their most difficult geriatric cases. She is a dedicated pet owner (two dogs and three cats) and has developed a reputation amongst wanderers and strays for being the go-to person when lost.