I'm Harriet Kitcat and live in the fabulous town of Frome, Somerset (near Bath and Longleat). We're 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 PhysioMyDog. Jenson crossed the rainbow bridge only 5 years old, but what a legacy he left. He changed our lives & my career forever. Jenson was the reason I retrained (from previously doing IT Marketing) to becoming qualified in canine massage and vet physiotherapy.
When Baxter came along he became my PhysioMyDog business partner who continued my inspiration leading me to become qualified in canine nutrition. Baxter was a warrior and a worrier. He came to us after he was abandoned. A skinny, scared little boy who only knew love from the moment he was found and came into our lives. Up until the moment he crossed rainbow bridge he felt safe, loved, with a full belly.
I miss Jenson and Baxter every day. Gone but certainly not forgotten they continue to inspire me to help dogs move and feel better. I am passionate about empowering owners to help their dogs on a daily basis and believe it's more than "Just One Thing" that will help. I take an overall holistic approach looking at all aspects of your dog's life from the inside out.
Each treatment plan will incorporate the most appropriate therapies, including nutrition advice as needed and be personalised and updated as needed to suit you & your dog's needs.
I know we are not very good at "blowing our own trumpets" but I am very proud to say my clients have rated my services to help them and their dogs with 5 stars on Facebook & Google.
I look forward to helping your dog feel and move better. Can’t wait to hear from you. 😊 x
Guide Dog Puppy
Our Gotcha Moment with Baxter
Jenson - PMD's Founding Member
Growing Up with Dogs
Baxter - PMD's Business Partner
My Osteoarthritis in Dogs Research Project was awarded a prize at Crufts, received press coverage & used in Photizo Training Programmes
Training & Qualifications - Qualified, Regulated, Accredited & Insured
Reiki Master inc Animal Reiki
Love Learning! - Ongoing Training/Continued Professional Development - 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 and techniques, 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!
5 Star Reviews - Some of my lovely clients own words ....
"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 Pet Parent
"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 Pet Parent
Thank you again. Keep being you and doing what you do you've saved my boy some major injections to the knee" LC, Neo Pet Parent
"Harriet has been so helpful with our French Bulldog Ted's spinal injury recovery. Harriet has great communication throughout the whole process and generally cares and is so passionate. Harriet provides really usual information and feedback for us to work on both verbally and written for us to refer to. A very warm and welcoming nature and I would highly recommend Harriet to others in need! "CB, Ted's Pet Parent
"I cannot recommend Harriet at PhysioMyDog 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 Pet Parent
I was introduced to Harriet by a mutual friend and now I like Harriet more than the person who introduced us!! I'm just joking! The reality is that Harriet is full of life, positivity and fun and she makes you feel that you have known her for ever. At the same time she makes your dog feel as though they are the only dog in the world. She cares deeply about your dog's condition and uses her considerable knowledge and expertise to get to the bottom of the issue and suggest some great ongoing exercises, makes you think about ways in which you can do more for your own dog and provides expert analysis around the causes of the issue at hand.
Those first few sessions were invaluable and the detailed analysis documents that followed meant that everything that was discussed was written down for further consumption. A BIG THANK YOU to you Harriet. xxx" PS, Elsa Pet Parent.