Canine Massage Therapy
Massage therapy can help to relieve muscular tension, pain and stiffness. Some common signs of underlying muscular discomfort in your dog can be:
- A dog may start resting their head on cushions or preferring to hang their head over the edge of chairs when relaxing
- A dog may start chewing or licking at their feet or legs excessively, with no other identifiable cause
- A dog may not settle easily, frequently getting up to reposition themselves and pacing about
- Dogs may struggle to hold a ‘sit or down’ position, despite being trained
- Dogs may become touch averse when an owner goes to pet them, either shying away from or even start growling at them
- Dogs may appear older than their years, in their facial features and/or they become stiff or sore
- Dogs may appear depressed or lethargic & become reluctant to go on a walk
- A dog may become lame, have an uneven gait or display postural changes
- A dog’s collar may tighten for no apparent reason
If your dog’s behaviour has altered and you don’t know why, please give Ali a call and she will help determine the reasons for change. If muscular issues are present, Ali will discuss how this therapy could help and advice will be given on the amount of appropriate exercise and type of play that will suit your dog’s needs.
Before we can work with your dog, we will need the formal go-ahead from your vet. Essential Dog Therapy acknowledges and respects the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 and Exemption Order 1962 by never working upon an animal without gaining prior veterinary approval. Please call Ali to discuss your dog before requesting a veterinary consent form. Ali is a full member of the I.A.A.T.