Pet Massage

Friday, 16 December 2011 13:44 by Dr. Sarah

Does your dog exhibit symptoms of stress? Did you know that massage can help melt away woes? Best of all, pet massage is a snap. Just in time to take the stress out of the holidays, Dr. Sarah is ready to lend a helping hand – or two! In this episode of Pet Talk, Dr. Sarah shares pointers for creating a soothing environment for your furry four-footers, as well as the basic techniques you’ll need to safely massage your companion animals. After watching this short episode, and a little bit of practice, you’ll be sending your pet kids off to a blissful state of relaxation.

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December 21. 2011 15:17

Cynthia Henderson

Hello Dr. Sarah, and thanks for the info!

I also massage my elderly cat. She allows me to gently "knead" her abdomen and chest area with my fingertips. This has helped her with bowel movements, as she sometimes has difficulty passing her stool.  I also give her "footsie" massages when clipping her claws, and I plan to try the ear massage and light full body massage as described in the video.

If you have any particular tips for massaging cats, I would like to see/hear them.  I know my cat is unusual, in that she allows me to handle her quite a bit ... we're really close! <3

Cynthia

Cynthia Henderson

January 21. 2012 13:43

Janet Roberts

I agree just about all dogs would enjoy a nice, calming massage once they are used to it!  Our dogs love it when we massage their ears.  

Janet Roberts

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