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Massage and Canine Arthritis

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Arthritis and Canine Massage

This is a common condition especially in older dogs. It mostly affects the hips, lower spine, hock and knees and sometimes the shoulders and elbows are affected.

There is no cure but there are lots of things you can do to help your dog live as comfortably as possible with the condition and pain can be avoided in most cases.

If you suspect your dog has any joint problems or mobility issues you should talk to your vet but once they have a diagnosis, there is a lot you can do to help them out. Dogs should not be left in pain with this condition when there are so many ways to help them out.

Massage can help break the cycle of “pain-tension-more-pain.” It can also contribute to slowing down the degenerative effects of the condition and that can mean a huge improvement to your dog’s quality of life.

At Stan’s Pals we offer canine massage for £30 per session. The average length of a session is half an hour, but this does vary as some dogs like to take time to have a look around the room and check everything out before they feel relaxed enough to partake in the session. We recommend booking two or three sessions for the best effects and by the third session we encourage owners to spend a short time with the massage practitioner learning some simple techniques they can try at home in between sessions.

To book a session pop into our shop or give us a call on 07887 638 891 or send us a message and we will get in touch with some suggested appointment dates and times. Appointments are usually in the afternoon Monday to Friday and we also hold Saturday massage clinics although demand for these sessions is obviously higher, so you may have to book a little further in advance.  Payment for these sessions is taken when making a booking and is not refundable but appointments can be changed if needed so long as we have 24 hours notice.

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