Massage for Dogs

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Dog Massage

We have the various advantages of massage for dogs that shows it is not a luxury but a necessity. In this article, we are going to focus on the various types of dogs that will benefit by being massaged.


Dogs usually grow fast. Unfortunately, this rapid growth often leaves the puppies rather uncomfortable. Massage for dogs will help these little canine friends to alleviate the discomfort caused by rapid growth.

Young Dogs

Young dogs in the adolescent stage are usually very active & excitable. They enjoy rowdy paly that can easily result in injury. Massage for dogs will help in lowering the risk of dog injury.

Older Dogs

As dogs get older, they are usually prone to suffering from stiffness. Massage for dogs will help in making these dogs become more flexible, which will improve movements. They will become steadier as they move with relative ease.

Studies have shown that massage for dogs makes these older members of the canine society to become more active, renewing their interest in activities they had long given up.

Enhanced circulation of blood helps in transporting necessary nutrients to all parts of the body, including the tail.

Dogs with Joint Disorders

Dogs usually suffer from various kinds of joint disorders, some of which are arthritis & dysplasia. While these complications may start at a relatively tender age, they become more apparent as the affected dogs get older. However, there are some complications that will seriously affect the dogs when they are still quite young.

There are a number of things you should do in order to help affected dogs. they include ensuring that the dogs do not get overweight, develop their muscles, & ensure that they have supple joints. This essentially means watching their food & massaging them.

Massage for dogs will enhance flexibility & thereby improve the dog’s mobility. This will then enable the dog to exercise, which is an important ingredient for good health.

Recovering Dogs

Dogs that are recovering from various types of medical complications can take quite a long time in the healing process. A lengthy recovery period has other risks.

When you massage your dog to complement veterinary care, it will be able to recover relatively fast. This will lower the period of discomfort & pain. Massage for dogs will also curb complications that result from muscle atrophy.

Dogs that are waiting to undergo surgery will also benefit from massage.

Shy Dogs

Shy dogs, such as those that are still getting used to new environments, usually suffer from anxiety & stress. Massage for dogs will help to relieve these problems so that they can settle in well. Other shy dogs will also learn to trust people more.


There are many other types of dogs that will benefit from massage for dogs. This suffices to show that virtually all kinds of dogs should receive this exercise.

I have also done essential oils for dogs :

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Thanks for reading if you have anything more to add ? please leave a comment below



  1. Hi, Paul! Thanks for a great article…massage and touch therapy is a powerful tool for anxious and phobic dogs…and also strengthens the bond between dog and owner. Great stuff!! 🙂

    1. Hi Terri
      Thank you for your positive feedback.
      I agree the bond between owner & dog has to be built on trust & massage really helps with that & why should the owners have all the fun ? lol
      Stay Fit & Healthy

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