You may wonder what Clinical Canine Massage is and why you might consider having Canine Massage treatment for your dog?
Just like people, dogs get muscular aches and pains. They suffer with muscle strains, sprains, and muscle fatigue, achy joints, and stiffness. They are quite stoic, and try to hide their pain. By the time you realise, they will have been in discomfort for quite some time.
Clinical Canine Massage is a holistic, non invasive treatment for your dog that helps to rehabilitate soft tissue injuries commonly seen as lameness, and to support orthopaedic conditions like Arthritis and Hip Dysplasia by relieving and managing pain.
How do you know if your dog is in pain? Sometimes you may just assume it is because your dog is getting old, or it’s “something they do”
There are subtle signs that owners can look out for that indicate that your dog may be in pain. These can relate to their Gait, Posture, Behaviour, Activities of Daily Living, and Performance if it’s a sporting dog. Ask yourself, have you noticed….?
- Is your dog lame/ limping or carry its paw?
- Is there a reduced range of movement?
- Have they slowed down on walks?
- Is the dog hopping or skipping with the back leg?
- Does your dog’s skin twitch or shiver when stroked?
- Is nail wear uneven?
- Do they struggle to get on/ off furniture, or in/out of the car, or with the stairs?
- Have you notice coat swirls or flicks on specific parts of the body?
- Is your dog’s back hunched/roaching or has a dip/swaybacked?
- Difficulty in rising from lying down?
- Legs giving way/slipping on flooring?
- Do they seem old before their time?
- Grumpy/ disinterested in engaging with the family or other dogs?
- Reluctant to being stroked or groomed?
- More snappy or agitated?
If you have noticed any of these signs in your dog, then they will benefit from Canine Massage.
The benefits speak for themselves! You will notice:
- A happier dog
- Enjoying walks again
- Reduced/alleviated pain
- Increased range of motion
- Able to get on/off furniture or in/out car easier
- More flexible/ moving easier
- Reduced stiffness
- Better posture
- Enjoys being stroked/ groomed
- Enjoy engaging and being social with family & other dogs
- A more active dog
- Better temperament
- Increases relaxation/calmer
- More energy
- Even weight bearing on limbs
If any of the signs resonate with you about your dog, then obviously get it checked by your Vet . The chances are it is soft tissue, and that’s when massage can help!
For a FREE Muscular Health Check call Paws & Restore 07801 296333. For more information www.pawsandrestore.co.uk