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About 101 Palpations

101 Palpations is committed to the health and welfare of dogs and cats. Through observation of the whole animal, assessment of muscle health, diet and living conditions we concentrate on assisting, maintaning and supporting the health of your animal through natural therapies, diet and exercise.

Sue Parncutt

Sue is our Principal Therapist. As well as having attained qualifications as a Canine Myofunctional Therapist Sue has completed studies in Animal Nutrition, Craniosacral Therapy, TMJ reset and has a keen interest in homeopathic and bushflower remedies.

Sue's interest in complementary animal therapies was born from an ongoing and unconditional love for animals, and the quest for good health for her ailing kelpie 'Olive', struggling with an autoimmune disorder.

During the years of Olive's treatment Sue noticed the build up of medications required to contain the symptoms, and the problems associated with recovery provided additional side effects and discomfort.

Proper nutrition, exercise and the introduction of natural therapies proved especially beneficial for Olive's return to health and vitality and assisteded her to cope better with the medication.

Louise Gardner

Louise is a qualified Canine Myofunctional Massage Therapist and professional Groomer. With over 20 years experience as a registered "peoples" nurse, Louise has turned her hands to helping our canine friends.

Louise is situated in the Goulburn area of NSW along with a herd of 8 dachshunds. She can be contacted directly on ph: 0428 609 402.


101 Palpations does not diagnose or offer Veterinary advice. If your animal is injured or unwell please contact your Vet immediately

Victoria & NSW - Australia
We too need to eat our greens

Why do dogs eat grass or faeces?

Dogs are well known to eat grass in order to purge themselves when feeling ill. It acts to eliminate stomach contents. They will also naturally seek out plants, berries and grasses in order to regain homeostasis.

In some cases dogs will eat their own faeces or that of other animals. This is not just habit, its called 'Coprophagy' and is quite natural to your dog.

As unsavoury as it seems some animal faeces are an excellent source of very high quality protein, essential fatty acids, fat soluble vitamins (particularly vitamin K) and the complete B group of vitamins. It also contains many different minerals and a host of nutritional antioxidants, enzymes and valuable fibre.

Many dogs fed a diet of commercial dog food are prone to this habit. To replace faeces requires a team of ingredients like yoghurt, brewers yeast, eggs, polyunsaturated oils, an enzyme supplement and crushed raw vegetables as a source of fibre.

Billinghurst, Dr I. 'Give Your Dog a Bone', 1993 Warrigal Publishing, Bathurst NSW