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Massage is part of a complete wellness program for your dog. A massage will relax muscles, invigorate circulation, and stimulate key acupressure points. Massage does not substitute for veterinary care, but complements it. Regular massage can often bring important changes in your pet’s condition to your attention so that medical advice can be sought before the problem becomes advanced.
Dogs of All Ages Can Benefit From Massage
- Helps them accept handling by vets, groomers, etc.
- Improves socialization
- Increases trust of humans
- Eases tension of new growth stages
- Maintains optimum wellness
- Slows developing problems of old age
- Detects early changes that may signal injury or disease
- Helps maintain mobility
- Stimulates circulation
- Reduces pain
Why do dogs need massage?
Dogs today live in much better conditions, but they are often bored and underexercised. Massage can relax tension while also stimulating both mind and body. It is especially helpful as our animals’ life spans lengthen. Our world has changed — and our pets’ needs have changed with it.
Some benefits of dog massage:
- Comforts tired muscles & relieves pain
- Increases circulation
- Strengthens body by stimulating muscles
- Maintains & restores flexibility
- Increases dog’s self-esteem & lessens behavioral issues
- Enhances body awareness
- Gains acceptance of touch, especially to paws
- Increases caretaker’s awareness of changes in animal
- Empowers owners to work with & help their pets
- Enhances bonding & relationship with humans
- Gives back to dogs something they can’t do for themselves
- Increased circulation, which can improve a dog’s health.
- Earlier awareness of lumps and unusual growths.
- Deeper attachment between dog and owner, allowing them to bond further.
- Extended praise for the dog.
- Increased acceptance of handling by the dog.
- Stress and heart rate reduction for the owner.
- Reduced stress by lowering the dog’s heart rate and providing a quiet, relaxing experience.
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There are those that question , are some of us humanizing dogs too much?
When this is in reference to cute , frilly outfits,having for the most part owned Doberman’s, German Shepherds and other large breed dogs, cute, frilly or matching outfits are not my accessory of choice, but an occasional collar charm, a decorative bandana are not out of the question, and if the dogs decked out in pinks and frills enjoy oohs, aahs and extra attention because of it …why not?
When it comes to health care, I do have a strong opinion and that is I feel dogs deserve the best health benefits and treatments that pet owners and science can provide them. Every day their presence in our lives is scientifically proven to provide us with numerous life enhancing and medical benefits. Why would we not want to provide them with the same?
As science begins to recognize not only the long known and accepted emotional advantage of pets interaction with their people, but also the documented evidence of how the companionship of our pets lower blood pressure which in turn helps to prevent heart disease ,the health and wellness factor of pets is leading to even more in-depth benefits to human healthcare.
According to an article by the editor of Your Dog, American Association of Pet Product Manufactures, Pet interaction can even ultimately lower health care costs. Since stress has now been identified as one of the leading causes behind many diseases and scientific research has proven that pets lower stress levels.
Service dogs that can sense oncoming potentially life threatening medical conditions can alert their human in time to prevent a potentially more costly health crisis. Other studies our showing that autistic children are benefitting from close interaction with specially trained dogs.
So when I hear someone say, human grade ingredients , natural and organic treats and skin care products may be good for people , but are we going to far by integrating them into our dogs lifestyle, I have to reply , where would our lifestyle be without the enrichment of dogs in it?