I'm Harriet Kitcat and live in the fabulous town of Frome, Somerset with my partner Steve and our gorgeous rescue Golden Retriever Baxter. We feel so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world. I've always been a huge animal lover, growing up with dogs and puppy walking for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Our first pack member Jenson was my motivation to start PhysioMy.Dog and he along with our rescue Baxter inspire me everyday to help dogs move and feel better. Jenson crossed the rainbow bridge too soon aged only 5 years old, but what a legacy he left. He changed our lives and my career forever.
I'm a big believer that's it's more than "just one thing" that will help your dog and I take a holistic approach looking at all aspects of your dog's life from the inside out. During each treatment, I incorporate the most appropriate therapies, personalising each session and treatment plan to suits your dog's needs.
I look forward to helping your dog feel and move better. Can’t wait to hear from you! x
Growing Up with Dogs
Our Gotcha Moment with Baxter
PM.D's Founding Member - Jenson
Guide Dog Puppy
I'm passionate about empowering owners to learn more about the numerous things they can do themselves to help their dog.
I will talk owners through this during our treatment sessions, but in addition, I have created some online learning content that can implemented - often for free!
PhysioMyDog AWARD WINNING & MEDIA WORK
Podcast Interview with Nancy from Calm Canines - As part of her Bitesize Series
My Osteoarthritis in Dogs Research Project was awarded a prize at Crufts, received press coverage &
being used in Photizo Training Programmes
Research Project Winning at Crufts!
Animal Therapy Magazine
Local Press Article
Complementary and Alternative
Photizo Light Therapy Website
"Harriet is amazing ... not only with the treatment of my girl Maddie but she is also a huge emotional support for the owner :-) always just a message away of there is a worry. She's very sufficient when it comes to writing and sending reports to vets . Maddie loves her physio session with Harriet (absolutely nothing to do with the amount of treats and cuddles she gets of her lol ). Can only highly recommend Harriet". TD, Owner.
"Harriet is brilliant that’s all there is to say!! Don’t hesitate - just call her, the difference in your dog will surprise you" KP, Owner
Training & Qualifications - Qualified, Accredited & Insured
Animal Physiotherapy Diploma
Merishia Canine Massage Diploma
Reiki Master inc Animal Reiki
Canine Nutrition Diploma - in progress
Love Learning! - Ongoing Training/Continued Professional Development
Something I am passionate about. When I'm not treating dogs, I'm reading, writing, researching & learning about them! I attend regular ongoing training courses to stay in touch with the latest skills, updates on clinical studies, sharing knowledge and networking with other dog professionals.
Never Stop Learning
I regularly do 1:1 training with Animal Physiotherapist students via The College of Animal of Physiotherapy. Everyone has a different background, reason for doing this kind of work and all bring something new and exciting. I love it!
I’m proud to be a member of the following:-
Association of Merishia Therapists - Merishia therapists have completed a nationally recognised training programme, adhere to the Veterinary Act and our own rigorous code of conduct and are committed to continuous professional development to ensure your horse or dog receives the best possible care.
International Association of Animal Therapists - IAAT therapists have completed recognised and thorough training programmes, are fully insured, adhere to the Veterinary Act and are committed to continuous professional development.
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Westies & Besties Magazine
"Harriet has been absolutely amazing with Rossi before/after both his cruciate ops (even when he’s being super cheeky). She considers the whole dog and not just the one thing that’s happening and is always on hand with advice. Rossi loves it when Auntie Harriet comes to visit & I learn so much each time, thank you so much! xx" JB, Rossi Owner
"Thank you Harriet. You have truly made such a difference for Rupert, he’s looking and moving better and it’s also been a great experience for me to learn how to support him and we are closer than ever! He has improved so much and I can really see a difference. Thank you" GS, Rupert Owner
"Thank you again. Keep being you and doing what you do you've saved my boy some major injections to the knee" LC, Neo Owner
"I cannot recommend Harriet at Physio My Dog highly enough. At the worst point Flynn was terrifyingly close to being PTS because his quality of life was so poor!!
We were lucky to get a referral to Harriet. She has worked tirelessly (with an often reluctant/uncooperative Flynn) alongside the hydrotherapist and the referral vet to holistically treat Flynn and give him back a great quality of life.
Harriet is calm, approachable, knowledgeable, professional and very passionate about her work. She has provided me with great support, practical advice and a great toolkit to help me help Flynn now and in the future. I can honestly say that Flynn would not be here today without you Harriet and we cannot thank you enough.SW, Flynn Owner