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 […]
This model postulates a dynamic interaction among and within three aspects: biological, psychological and social. Each one of the three aspects is an important contributor to the level of pain perception and altering one aspect will have an effect one the other two. The Three Aspects of the Biopsychosocial Model: Bio this is the physiological […]
This year Rocco and I were back at The Pet Lover Show to help out at the BC Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork Professionals booth. This time around I made sure to spend more time browsing all the booths and visiting the amazing vendors and exhibitors. Rocco took full advantage of being the demo […]