As your dog ages, their body can slow down as muscles and joints don’t work at their full capacity
Different breeds age at different rates and generally this is dependent on size, there are many changes to their senses, psychological changes and changes to their physical system – activity levels, muscle tone and flexibility.
Massage therapy can make a dramatic difference to the older dog, as massage is extremely therapeutic for senior dogs. There is a long list of benefits that can come from Clinical Caning Massage, but here are a few that stand out to me as a senior dog owner:
- Treats areas of pain and soreness, minimising pain and maximising comfort
- Increases flexibility and reduces pain for ageing joints
- Improves circulation
- Reduces stiffness
- Stimulates weak and inactive muscles
- Helps them to their feet more easily and stabilise themselves with less difficulty and pain
- Reduce tightness within the muscles
- Helps with a more balanced and emotional state, putting the “bounce’ back into your dog.