Features November 2015 Issue

Pain Relieving Massage Therapy for Dogs

Professional massage therapist Paulette Jolliffe works on Rumi, an 11-year-old service dog who suffers from moderate arthritis in his spine, hips, and knees – and loves being massaged.

Pain Relieving Massage Therapy for Dogs

If your dog is walking funny, he maybe compensating for arthritis pain. Here's how to help...

Massage, for dogs? Yes! Dogs, just like humans, usually love a good therapeutic massage. Just like us, they enjoy the relaxation that massage provides and the relief from muscle aches and pains that can come from a day of hard playing, a long hike, or even from just lying around. They don’t know about the benefits they’re receiving, or that they will soon experience a feeling of well-being and rejuvenation. They just know that someone is touching them in a way that takes away pain and feels really good.

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