Dog Massage Techniques: Give your Pekingese a Treat


Now, who doesn’t want a massage? Massage therapy in animals is used in order to improve and maintain their physical and mental well-being. There are various dog massage techniques used and for thousands of years it has been used and developed in order to benefit man and animals alike. Massage can help the body with healing as well as prevent further injuries. When you massage your pekingese, it would cause his body to release endorphins which is the body’s natural pain killers that would make him feel so good. And yes, massage have the ability to strengthen the bond you have with your pet.

Advantages of Massage Therapy for Dogs:

  • Increased blood circulation thus elimination toxins and other wastes from their bodies.
  • Improves muscle tone and joint flexibility.
  • Helps improve their gum, teeth, coat and skin condition.
  • Improves their attitude and ability to focus.
  • Building trust through touch.
  • Helps your pet calm down.
  • Aids in letting your shy pet feel more secured and loved.

Dog Massage Techniques: Give your Pekingese a Treat

Dog Massage Techniques

If you’ve ever had a really good massage, you know how wonderful it is–and how much better you feel for hours or even days afterward. And you’ve probably already realized how much your dog loves a good ear- or tummy-rub. It’s no surprise, then, to realize that the benefits of massage just might apply to your dog, too. A good massage can

  • increase circulation
  • decrease muscle pain
  • promote flexibility
  • relieve stress
  • improve autoimmune response (maybe)

Kinds of Dog Massage

  • Friction Massage – This is also known as palpation. This will help you calm your dog. Make use of your fingertips and massage in a circular motion on the sides of your pet. In any case, do not ever put any pressure on his spinal column. Experts reported that dogs love it when you massage the space under their limbs. You will automatically know if your pet is enjoying the massage when he lays down and starts to doze off.
  • Effleurage – This is the application of light, relaxing strokes. And yes, this is similar massage used on humans as well.
  • Chin, Ears and Nose – Dogs as well as cats enjoy it when their nose, chin and ears are being scratched. In a gentle manner, scratch him behind his ears, his chin and on the sides of his cheeks.
  • Shoulders, Neck and Chest – Make use of light, circular motions on your dog’s chest, neck and shoulders. Do it in slow motions and avoid fast, rough strokes.
Just like us, humans, dogs and even cats need a healthy dose of good massage in order to strengthen their immune systems. There are various dog massage techniques to choose from, so feel free to pick the one you like for your pet. I may have failed to mention all of dog massage types so go ahead and make your own research. And as far as I know, you can also use the Kneading technique on your beloved companion.

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