About Me

 

"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

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I'm Harriet Kitcat and live in the fabulous town of Frome, Somerset (near Bath) with support crew - my partner Steve & gorgeous rescue Golden Retriever Baxter.  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 PhysioMy.Dog - he along with Baxter - inspire me everyday to help dogs move and feel better.  Jenson crossed the rainbow bridge too soon aged 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 an overall 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 therapeutic plan to suit you & your dog's needs.

I look forward to helping your dog feel and move better.  Can’t wait to hear from you! x

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Our Gotcha Moment with Baxter

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 PM.D's Founding Member - Jenson

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Growing Up with Dogs

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Guide Dog Puppy

Learning Content for Everyone

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!  These include

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PhysioMyDog AWARD WINNING & MEDIA WORK

Podcast Interview with Nancy from Calm Canines - As part of her Bitesize Series

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My Osteoarthritis in Dogs Research Project was awarded a prize at Crufts, received press coverage &

being used in Photizo Training Programmes 

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Research Project Winning at Crufts!

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Animal Therapy Magazine

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Local Press Article

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Complementary and Alternative

Medicine Magazine

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Westies & Besties Magazine

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Training & Qualifications - Qualified, Regulated, Accredited & Insured 

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 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! 

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Memberships

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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"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

"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 feeback 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 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.

In my case, we first met Harriet via FaceTime as the pandemic did not allow for face-to-face meeting, aside from being a few hours away. 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.  My Great Dane, Elsa who was just turning 9 was suffering terribly with arthritis in her hips. I had been using all known arthritis medicines and exercises, Elsa was in a bad way. Harriet had in our meetings discussed alternative procedures and introduced me to Stem Cell Vet.  That suggestion by Harriet was the turning point for Elsa. I explored the Stem Cell treatment, spoke to Stewart and went ahead. Without that treatment Elsa would not be here. Harriet has without doubt, saved her life and given her more time with her family. Truly a miracle and now Elsa is pain free in her hips.  A BIG THANK YOU to you Harriet. xxx" PS, Elsa Pet Parent.