When you're feeling stressed and tense and want a luxurious experience, what's something you might do? Get a massage!
Just like with people, giving your dog a massage can also help their well-being in different ways.
But what are some of the different ways that you can give a dog a massage? How can you ensure that your pooch is enjoying the experience?
Keep reading to learn about a dog massage and how you can give the best one to your dog.
One of the best tools you can use for dog massage therapy is your hands. Assuming you show them lots of love and affection, they're also something your dog will be used to.
If your dog suffers from anxiety or is feeling stressed, massaging them with your hands can help them feel calmer. Find a quiet room in the house, and begin by stroking the area of interest.
Use your palms to press against your dog's skin, then move into rubbing and kneading their entire body. Pay attention to any sensitivity, swelling, or pain.
Just like the human variety, a massage roller is a great way to relieve tension and pain.
There are different types of rollers. Some are meant for general body rolling, while others are meant for specific areas, such as your dog's neck and back.
Most rollers are also built to protect your dog's spine and other delicate areas, so don't worry about applying too much pressure. You might be able to give your dog a deeper massage session that they deserve.
A roller may take some getting used to, but with regular training, they'll be feeling relaxed in no time.
Certain Kinds of Brushes
Is your house covered in dog hair? Some brushes work to combat shedding, while also giving them a massage in the process.
Simply brush your dog as you would with any other type of brush, and they'll enjoy a massage in the process. By periodically using this sort of brush and also grooming them from time to time, you can prevent matted-fur buildup.
Many brushes are made of silicone, letting you clean them without a problem.
Types of Gloves
If you don't want to worry about holding an awkward product, consider slipping on a pair of massage gloves.
If your dog hates being groomed, gloves can also be an effective solution. Gloves can give you and your dog the benefits of a regular massaging brush but might be easier for them to get used to.
Wearing gloves also lets you do every dog owner's favorite thing: pet and stroke their pet!
Give Your Dog the Dog Massage They Deserve
Taking care of your dog means paying attention to all of their needs. Sometimes, you need to give them a dog massage to ensure that they aren't feeling stressed or tense. If you are looking for someone to assist with this service we have recommendations for quality dog massage therapists in Portland Metro area based on what part of town you live in. Message us today if this is something your dog needs!
If you're in Oregon and want to give your dog a quality grooming session, contact us today. We'll offer home visits to take care of all your pet needs.
Allison Johnson is the Owner and Founder of Trimmed Pets. Trimmed is a woman owned and led Mobile Grooming Business servicing the greater Portland Metro area in Oregon and the greater Boise Metro area in Idaho.