Ever wonder if your dog could benefit from a massage? The likely answer is "yes". Similar to human benefits, massage therapy can have relaxing, healing and therapeutic effects on your dog.
Benefits of Massage for Your Dog:
Signs that Your Dog Could Be in Need of a Massage:
It is important to have your dog examined by a veterinarian before having him or her massaged to rule out more serious causes of disease and discomfort. Ask your veterinarian if your dog is a candidate for massage therapy before scheduled a massage. Since there are specific ways to correctly massage a dog and contraindications to massage (circumstances where massage could make the condition worse), it is important to utilize a certificated canine massage therapist or receive the proper training yourself before massaging your dog.
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Dr. Angelique Barbara is the founder of Angel's Animals LLC, a company that has developed online animal bodywork courses for both owners and professionals. Dr. Barbara's unique teaching style along with the dynamic layout of the courses allows people of different educational backgrounds from all over the world to benefit from her knowledge.