Who doesn’t love a massage? If dogs could talk, they would tell you there’s nothing better than a dog massage. This is especially true for IVDD, paralyzed and arthritic canines. The natural healing process released during a massage can improve their quality of life.
I witnessed the powerful effect a dog massage can have when Bailey was a puppy. We had a physical therapist come to our home to help my husband after an injury. When the session ended, the therapist offered to give Bailey her own personal massage as a reward for being “good” during the treatment. She gently massaged the back of Bailey’s neck. My dog instantly calmed down and after a minute her hind legs buckled out of under her in complete relaxation. [Read more…]