Most of us are probably quite familiar with the more overt signs of pain in our dogs: difficulty moving limping vocalization aggressive behaviour reduced activity But as we know, dogs are adept at hiding their pain and we tend to notice it much too late. So what are some of the more subtle signs that […]
I would like to challenge you to get to know your dog’s (cat’s, horse’s, rat’s, bunny’s……?) body a bit better through a regular massage practice. The most obvious benefit of regular massage with your dog is becoming familiar with what is normal for your animal and being able to recognize when something changes. It will […]
It is true that cats can be a bit more challenging to massage as compared to dogs or horses, however, many cats are very tolerant of massage and the majority will learn to accept it if approached right. These 7 tips will help your cat love massage!
A lot of dogs and cats love having their ears rubbed, but for others it’s less enjoyable; this can be caused by many factors: being head shy due to history of abuse or pain, frequent ear inflammation, lack of desensitization or improper ear cleaning attempts. But will gentle desensitization we can teach them to love […]
As our dogs get older we need to consider certain modifications to our home in order to keep them safe and comfortable. Some of these changes might not be aesthetically pleasing, but after all it is their home too and it should be functional and safe as their bodies and minds require a little extra […]