Holistic Veterinary Practice: The Benefits of Canine Massage

Virtually any animal can benefit from a professional massage given by a trained and certified veterinary massage therapist. This is especially true for canines. An animal massage therapist is an animal health professional that uses their knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and massage techniques to improve an animal’s health and physical well-being. 

Canine massage therapy is a form of holistic veterinary therapy that promotes a dog’s health. It is proven that the touch given to a dog through massage can improve not only a dog’s physical but also his emotional well-being. Massages are great for dogs who suffer from nervousness, anxiousness and hyperactivity. Canine massage benefits include:

  • Relaxation
  • Increased oxygenation of the blood
  • Pain relief
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved immune system
  • Reduced age-related issues
  • Reduced arthritis and hip dysplasia discomfort
  • Muscle tension, soreness, weakness and spasm relief

Implementing canine massage therapy along with professional veterinary care can reduce recovery time from injuries and surgeries.

Dr. Sarah Kalivoda

Mountain View Animal Hospital & Holistic Pet Care

Reno, Nevada