The health benefits of massage for the family dog were discussed recently in the article “Pet Pointers: Canine massage” in Your News Now, serving Rochester, New York.

“Dogs instinctually hide any discomfort or pain and may seem just fine after a long run or an awkward fall. But if your muscles ache, their muscles probably do, too,” the article noted. “Jennifer Compton a LVT certified in animal massage says there are numerous reasons to massage your pet and just as many benefits.”

“‘Some conditions that respond well to massage would be arthritic pets, pets that are getting a little slower in their senior years and feeling the effects of arthritis.'” The article quoted Compton as saying. ‘”Also pets that have injured themselves or are recovering from surgeries. It improves circulation; it releases endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers.'”

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