arthritis, hip dysplasia, luxating patella, and
caused by separation anxiety, vet and groomer visits, prior abuse, and
loss of another pet.
and increases flexibility and range of
surgery and reduces recovery time after surgery
and lymphatic drainage to improve overall health.
that work as the body's natural painkiller and
feeling of well-being.
as they learn to feel comfortable with people
paws, which makes
for easy nail cutting and grooming,
gums helps promote
circulation and healthy teeth growth, and a full body massage relieves
growing pains and helps build their immune system.
in that massage relieves aches and pains,
is useful in
assessing your dog for
any physical changes, and helps
and builds muscle mass.
freestyle and all sport dogs: Massage helps warm up the body in
to improve performance and reduce risk of injury, helps to cool down
body both mentally and physically. Massage and stretching pre and post
performance helps in assessing the muscles for any changes and rids
Word from Hope:
As a licensed
massage therapist since 2002, I'm excited to now include dogs in my
As a mother of three dogs I see first hand the difference massage has
in their lives.
Since my first
dog massage certification
in 2006 I have had the honor of working on thousands of dogs. I have
massage make a huge difference in a dogs life both mentally and
As you explore dog massage keep in mind all the reasons massage is
to a person and remember how much it will benefit your four legged
a happier, healthier dog
Thank you Tina
for another great photo! - www.havedog.com
to Dog Massage by Hope
have had the privilege to touch
so many dogs and have seen enormous changes in both their physical and
emotional well bring.
Massage is the manipulation of
the skin and muscle for a therapeutic purpose. When done properly
can greatly enhance your dog's life. I have seen results with just one
massage. Owners tell me their dogs sleep more sound, eat better and
are longer. Dogs that have been in pain play when I leave, stop limping
and have gone up stairs when they were stuck on the first floor.
me show you how to give your dog
a great massage.
Village Video Series
"Dog massage is a great way
to bond with your puppy and relieve muscle or joint pain in your dog.
basic canine massage techniques with tips from a licensed massage
in this free pet care video series." - Expert Village
with Your Veterinarian
not, nor is it intended to be a substitute for traditional veterinary
It is a complementary form of health care. Always speak with your
to make sure massage is right for your dog. Please keep me informed of
any changes in your dog, either physical or emotional. When seeking out
a professional massage therapist for your canine always make sure they
are properly trained in canine massage.
returned from attending a program in food therapy at the Chi Institute
for Traditional Veterinary Medicine in Reddick, Florida and am very
to share with you what I have learned. Food therapy is one of the
five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Food therapy can
used to improve health, to prevent seasonal climate related problems,
treat many clinical conditions including skin problems, and to
primary treatments to treat diseases, including cancer, renal failure
life. Food therapy is such a great modality for me to combine
all of the other services I offer for your pups.
How would you
feel if you ate the same food every day 365 days a year? That is
what we do to our dogs, plus they are not always getting wholesome
even if we purchase the best quality dog food. My goal is to give
my dogs their kibble with something different added all the time.
One of the statements my teachers made stuck with me. She said,
dog can eat Purina and survive, but can they thrive and be the best
can be?" One thing I learned in class is that there
are times that our dogs' behavior can be directly related
to eating the wrong food. In addition, they should be eating
foods in the summer than in the winter. So as we enter the
some foods that you can incorporate would be hard boiled eggs, clams,
celery and cucumber.
Please let me
know if you are interested in scheduling a food therapy consultation
or after your dog's next massage.
more information visit:
As always you
can call or email me at any time. - Hope