Everyone loves a good massage-including your dog. The one
who receives the massage benefits from lower blood pressure. Stress is reduced
for both the recipient and the masseuse (you). The activity takes only a few
minutes every day. Massaging your dog is easy.You merely have to learn a few
tricks (for a change).
You could give your dog a daily massage. It takes only 10
minutes and is colloquially known as "maintenance massage." You need
your flat palm to do this. Make your firm flat and all parts of your dog's
body. Focus and pay attention to the layers you touch, be it hair, skin,
muscle, and fat. You can also touch bone. Your dog will love the massage when
you do that. When you do a maintenance massage, you do more than making your
dog happy. Other than your hands getting exercise, you will have a better
picture when it comes to your dog's medical care, surgery, and medications. You
can now better inform the veterinarian about the dog's physical and even mental
condition. Your pet's quality of life will be vastly improved.
Massaging is an excellent way to calm a nervous dog. This
practice comes in handy when there is thunder in the sky, or someone is
bursting firecrackers outside or inside the house. Rest your hand lightly with
the palm side on the dog's neck or head. Make sweeping and long passes along
the spine length and then down the dog's tail. Do this and repeat a few times.
You can slowly increase the pressure if your dog likes to be massaged by you.
It is advisable not to press straight to the lower portion of the back. When you want to finish the massage, your one
hand should rest on your dog's head, and the other side must rest over the
pelvis. The two areas are the part of the dog's spinal cord which controls the
relaxation responses of your dog. Use this technique whenever the dog is
Important routine for your dog
You can massage your dog to
warm it up. It is an important component of any fitness routine as the practice
warms up the body. This is essential for a dog especially if it is a pup. Begin
with multiple strokes over the entire body of the dog. Rub the bigger muscles
quickly in the shoulders, thighs and the neck area. Stroke the dog's buttocks
too. Lift and squeeze the muscles gently. Your fingers should do what you knead
dough. Wrap your fingers around the dogs' legs and press in a gentle manner.
Relax grip and move up the body. Finish with extra petting over the full body
to stimulate nerves.