We all like getting massages and love that relaxed feeling post a good spa session, don’t we? Similarly, your dog loves it when you rub his belly, scratch behind his ears, and massage his neck.
Just like an infant feels relaxed and calm when you gently massage his legs, massaging your dog not only enhances his physical well-being, but also emotional well-being. It also helps you bond with your furry friend and develops a connection with your furry friend. A few more reasons to get started with this routine or make it a regular one are:
After a lot of running around, especially if you have a super energetic dog, a gentle massage will help relieve any superficial pain and make it easier for your furry friend to relax and feel comfortable. In the specific case of an injured pet, your vet might be able to instruct you with specific massage techniques to speed up the recovery process.
A gentle massage helps build a connection with your dog because once your pup realizes how good he feels, he’ll come back to you and associate you with the one providing him with that comfort. You can expect lots of wet kisses and cuddles!
Improved circulation helps raise oxygen levels in the body and lowers the risk of heart-related diseases. The act of pressing and releasing muscles causes the blood flow to increase.
Since your dog is relaxed and calm during a massage, it helps discover hidden injuries or bruises which aren’t very evident. You can check for abnormal lumps or bruises while moving your hands gently over their body. It’s also a great practice to incorporate on a regular basis to ensure that furry friend is in good health.
If you still need another reason to get on to a massage routine for your furry friend, the best reason of all is that anyone can do it! No certification is needed, and in fact, you could teach your children to do it too!
Simple ways in which you can massage your dog are:
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