Dog Arthritis Treatment - Treating Dog
Arthritis Through Regular Dog Massage
Arthritis in dogs is similar to that of what we as people feel.
The joints are stiff and often painful to bend and flex.
And because of the pain caused by arthritis, the dog is likely to refrain from exercise and physical activity
beyond what is necessary.
This is where dog arthritis treatment through the
benefits of regular
massage will help the dog to overcome the restrictions of
arthritis and pain.
For example, you can learn and apply dog massage regularly
to massage the joints and stretch the limbs
of your dog gently.
Before you begin the massage, be sure to find a warm area in
your home to perform your
dog massage. Performing the massage in a warm area will aid in
maintaining a limber joint and loosen the tightening ligaments that
aren't being used as often.
Regular dog massage also improves blood circulation
in the body of the dog, thus reducing the stress on the heart and
organs, and improving the overall health of your dog.
For active dogs that just started showing signs of arthritis,
regular dog massages are extremely beneficial to them as it is likely to
delay the onset of the physical pain and frustration that they will
Regular dog massages also releases endorphines,
which acts as a natural
With regular dog massage, you may even find your dog walking much better after
just a few days - especially for the older dogs which have more
Whatever you decide, do remember that if the condition of your dog is severe or there is
pain, consult a professional canine massage therapist or your local
veterinarian for advice before proceeding with self-administering
dog arthritis treatment on your dog.
This Dog Arthritis Treatment
article was written by
Zoe Gan - Certified
Dog Massage Therapist.