Small Animal Massage FAQs
- Older pets with arthritis and other joint or mobility problems
- Animals recovering from a recent injury, illness or surgery
- Pets with past injuries, genetic abnormalities or chronic conditions that continue to limp or move awkwardly
- Pets with poor circulation
- Pets that have been, or about to be, confined for an extended period of time such as boarding or recovery
- Pets distressed before or after vet visits, grooming appointments, lengthy travel, etc.
- Agility competitors before and after competition
- Show animals that need to be relaxed and look their best
Most of the time, the answer is yes. Remember that every pet is unique so there are quite a variety of reactions. Some will fall asleep during a session while some leave extremely invigorated. No matter which of these categories (or somewhere in between) your pets falls in to, the result will benefit their overall well-being.
Sometimes, especially during a first massage, an animal will be unsure of the intention of the massage. It’s not uncommon at all for an animal to be overwhelmed at first, but the uncertainty generally goes away and the pets enjoy massage.
Massage addresses many health issues including prevention, maintenance, and recuperation. Because of the variety of techniques, a plan can be easily customized to suit the needs of a specific pet. Since it is non-invasive, almost any dog, cat or other animal is a good candidate for a massage or another method of bodywork.
Massage relieves pain, discomfort, and stiffness and helps advance the healing process for pets with a variety of ailments. Some examples may include: aiding growth and socialization in the young, enhancing comfort and quality of life for seniors, maximizing performance and recovery for athletes and calming animals with behavioral issues related to physical ailments or emotional trauma. Even for your average companion, massage is a great tool for keeping your pet in top emotional and physical condition.
Learn more about the many benefits of pet massage for small animals.
Kneaded Pets, LLC is owned and operated by Carrie A. Nava. She received her Small Animal Massage Accreditation and Training from the Northwest School of Animal Massage in Redmond, WA. She is a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) and the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork (IAAMB). Carrie is fully insured and certified in Pet First Aid and CPR and continues to attend continuing education seminars regularly. She has over 400 hours of animal specific massage training.
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