17 Oct Why your Dog Might Love a Massage
As dogs age, it might become harder for them to be active. Others might just be tense from stress and/or anxiety. Doggy day spas are quite expensive, but you can give your furry friend a special treatment right at home. Your dog might love a massage and may beg for one. Once you start, they might not want you to stop. Yes, massages feel good to dogs too but there are several reasons why you should consider giving your dog a massage regularly.
Extra Affection and Attention
Some dogs want all the attention they can get. Taking a few minutes each day to give them a massage gives them the affection and attention that they’re seeking. It’s also important to remember that smaller dogs have more fragile skeletons, so you’ll need to be light with your hands.
Think of giving your dog a massage as bonding time.
If your dog has dry skin or other skin issues, you may want to consider incorporating Pet Health CBD’s Organic Olive Oil Tincture into that massage. Olive oil is great for your dog’s skin and acts as a natural moisturizer. It’s also okay if your dog gives itself a bath and licks the tincture.
Just like you, your dog can experience stress too. It can be just as detrimental for their health as it is for yours. Dogs can’t necessarily tell you when they’re stressed, but their actions might show that they may need some special attention to relax.
If you are already giving your dog Pet Health CBD Anti-Separation Tincture, before a massage would be an ideal time. You can also set a time of the day to give your pet his or her dose of anti-separation tincture. It’s important to know the right dose for your pet, as we always stress, because their bodies need specific doses. Review our CBD Dosage Guide for Pets and speak with your vet before starting your dog on CBD products.
Achy Muscles and Joints
Aging dogs might have a little trouble getting around. Muscle and joint problems do arise naturally in some breeds as well. For this reason, you should give your dog regular massages.
This is another opportunity for you to incorporate CBD. Speak with your vet about trying Pet Health CBD Muscle & Joint Tincture regularly. Again, make sure you are using our dosing guide to give your dog the appropriate dose.
If your dog is having an especially painful day, touch alone might be uncomfortable. This would be the time when you’d give them their dose of CBD a few minutes before starting the massage.
When your dog is relaxed and can move around a little better, he or she might want to play a little while. After playing, make sure your dog gets a little treat as a reward.
Dogs might like the extra attention from a massage or it might just make them feel better. Either way, taking those few extra minutes every day, or even a few times a week, will be special to them. They’ll look forward to that massage. You might even see a smile or tail wag during and after – doggy kisses might follow too.