Massage is good for all types of dogs

  • Athletic or physically active dogs

  • Senior dogs

  • Pups and newly adopted dogs

  • Show dogs, Rescue dogs, Work dogs

  • Arthritic dogs

  • Dogs rehabilitating from surgery or emotional injury

Dog massage benefits

  • Improves overall health and well-being by enhancing                                                  and balancing every system of your dog's body

  • Increases oxygen to the cells

  • Relieves tired and cramped muscles

  • Increases range of motion

  • Eases separation anxiety, shyness, grief, aggression

  • Calms and reduces stress

  • Reduces inflammation and swelling of joints

  • Increases flexibility

  • Eliminates toxins

  • Enhances bonding with newly adopted dogs

  • Relieves pain from arthritis and hip dysplasia

  • Increases circulation and releases endorphins which help maintain the immune system

  • Promotes positive human/animal relationship

  • My personal favorite, pure old fashioned pleasure massage!!!                                                                                                                                                                  

When to avoid massage

  • Shock

  • Fever

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Ringworm

  • Mange

  • When veterinary care is needed as in case of serious injury or if disease is suspected

  • Over fresh injury areas such as a break, sprain, cut, wound, etc.

  • Over sores, rashes, skin infections, tumors and lumps

  • If the animal says NO 

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