Storm is my 2 year old Siberian Husky. Storm is an extremely active dog and has spent her puppyhood running at the dog park, hiking, swimming, obedience training, rough housing with her older sisters and playing with her friends at daycare since she was a pup. Sound familiar? A typical happy puppyhood. Earlier this year, Storm was playing with her sisters then we heard her yelp. We noticed she couldn’t put any weight on her left leg and was yelping in pain, so we rushed her to the Emergency Vet. We later learned that she had Bicipital Tenosynovitis, an inflammation of the tendon and sheath lining of the bicep muscle caused by overuse. This condition along with the traumatic injury lead to tendon damage in her shoulder. Storm ended up having surgery to repair the tendons in her shoulder and had a long recovery. Storm’s injury was due to over activity and overuse, and could have been prevented by regular maintenance canine massage. Her recovery period also could have been shortened through the benefit of canine massage. My experience with Storm and love of dogs is what has motivated me to become a Certified Canine Massage Therapist.
My name is Will Berkovits. I have spent the last 25 years as a career and volunteer Paramedic-Firefighter, but have always had a passion for animals. I have been actively involved in animal rescue and rehabilitation for almost 20 years. I am the proud dad of Four fur kids; Maple, an 11 year old Husky mix, Storm, a 2 year old Siberian Husky, Lucina, a 10 year old Shepherd Hound mix and just recently rescued a 12 week old husky named Sesi . My love and passion for dogs and my experience with Storm’s injury this year motivated me to become a Certified Canine Massage Therapist. I received my certification at Brandenburg Massage Therapy in Martins Ferry, Ohio, where I received many hours of hands on training with dogs of all shapes, sizes, and breeds.