Animals can deal with a lot of the same conditions humans grapple with: arthritis, muscular restrictions and even atrophy.
And just like their human counterparts, animals can benefit from massage therapy. After a few sessions, animals can see improved circulation, enhanced muscle tone and increased range of motion.
Improved Pet Health
Massage therapy can help your cat or dog recuperate from either an injury or an illness. Massage therapy can also simply be a part of a complete wellness plan to maintain your pet’s overall health and vitality.
As part of Glen Oak Dog & Cat Hospital, small animal massage therapy is a complementary service that works well with our general veterinary medicine practice.
Some of the benefits of pet massage therapy include:
- Reduction of pain, discomfort and swelling
- Release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain reliever
- Potential behavioral changes by stimulating or soothing the nervous system
- Lowering of anxiety and stress
- Promotion of deeper and easier breathing
- Increased circulation of the blood and lymphatic systems
- Removal of toxins and metabolic waste
- Relief from muscular restrictions, tightness, stiffness and spasms
- Reduction in excess scar formation
- Healthy skin and coat support
- Promotion of an overall strong sense of well-being
- Early detection of some potential health concerns
- Competition preparation and post-event recovery