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Top 8 Ways to Prepare for Your Dog’s Massage

People’s expectations of what a dog massage experience will be like for their dog and what really happens is often two different things. A dog’s demeanor and attitude can change with each session depending on how their feeling and what’s happening in the environment around him or her. The more massages they receive, the more they learn what to expect …

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Dog Massage: What Happens To Your Dog & YOU?

When our beloved pets age, get injured, or are diagnosed with a disease or condition, it’s so difficult for the people who love them. All we want to do is understand how they feel and provide them with some relief. One of the most effective and rewarding therapies you can provide for your dog is canine massage. Canine massage is …

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Top Signs Your Dog Is In Pain

When we think of sick or injured dogs, usually the picture that comes to mind is an animal who is limping or visibly in distress. But the reality is, unless the injury or illness is severe, we may not even know when our dogs are experiencing discomfort. That’s because animals are experts at hiding pain and discomfort! Why Do Dogs …

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Dog Massage for Behavioral Issues

We expect a lot of our pets at times. When your dog does not have an outlet, feels overwhelmed, over-worked, or frustrated, you may see those symptoms in their behavior. Most dogs are not intentionally mean, disrespectful, “wild”, or disobedient – they are simply trying to communicate with us. They’re telling us something is wrong and their new behavior challenges …

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Dog Massage: Dogs Respond Like Dogs

It happens occasionally with the young, busy dogs during their massage or older dogs or really, any dog; they fall asleep or relax quietly during their massage. Bless their hearts. You see, it’s a big misconception that during a dog massage, dogs will act like humans… lay down, relax, stay still, fall asleep, sigh etc. Some do learn what’s happening …

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Dogs with Cancer Series: Healing Benefits of Canine Massage

As many of you know, I recently lost my beloved pit bull Emily to cancer. Losing her was incredibly painful and emotional, and you can read about it in my blog. Through it all, I found solace in giving her massages to help ease some of her pain. Emily loved massages, stretching and rolling along, and it created a special …

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Pet Loss & A Tribute To Emily (Dogs with Cancer Series)

With a very heavy heart, this isn’t the next blog I had in mind when writing a series about cancer. The write up on diet is almost done, but instead, I write about not only the inevitable of losing your pet, I write about losing my own beloved Emily, my pit pull, my only “foster fail”, my heart, my family …

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Caring for A Senior Pet – The Last Chapter

Hospice Care for Pets I have started to write about a very emotional and sensitive topic it seems a 100 times over – senior pet care…. but I have yet to get out the right words, to connect in a “blog” on such a personal level, that you hear me and you understand that I am here for you and your …

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Why Dog Athlete Gets Dog Massages and More

Roue: Kansosaks Que Baton Rouge Omax Rottweiler Birthday: July 7, 2008 Disciplines: Obedience, Rally, Agility, Fly Ball, Lure Course, Barn Hunt Roue’s Person: Pat Roue is a beautiful and fun-loving dog that might fool you into thinking that it’s all fun and games, well, because it is! She is a true athlete that loves to work and she’ll give just …

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Dog Massage Keeps Spondylosis at Bay

Yoshi 14 Years Old Shih Tzu-Poodle Yoshi’s People: Jeremy and Angie Yoshi has been a family dog her whole life, and currently loving life as an “only child”. Some of her favorite things to do is go for walks, snuggle and she is a fierce protector of Angie. Her size doesn’t matter to this little dog! She is a protector …