Pet spa treatment just mushroom everywhere. Before you engage your pet to any type of treatment, it’s important to know what services and therapies your dog, cat or other type of pet can handle, and which might cause pains. Here are some popular spa services.
It surely can do wonders for sore muscles if you’ve ever had a body massage. Massage on animal works in much the same way. Just as much as humans would, pets that are relaxed and good with people may enjoy a non-therapeutic massage.
There is no certification path at this time as the major difference between animal and human massage. Human massage are regulated while it is currently the opposite for pet massage.
Presently, there are classes and continuing education tracts that veterinarians and their staffs can take to learn different types of massage and bodywork therapy. As opposed to a non-professional, it is also preferable to seek treatment from a licensed veterinarian.
For different purposes, dog owners seek chiropractic therapy for their pets. The most common are issues of spinal, arthritis, and hip dysplasia. See your veterinarian for a recommendation if you think that your pet will benefit from chiropractic care.
Water therapy or sometimes referred as hydrotherapy is most commonly suggested for dogs that are disabled or arthritic, and that need to get exercise, but cannot permit themselves very much high impact physical activity.
For dogs who have suffered from spinal injuries, elbow or hip dysplasia, or pups that are recovering from surgery, this type of treatment is also sometimes recommended. For both puppies and older dogs, water therapy is usually safe.
As a way to pamper your pet, explore holistic options. Acupuncture can also be used for pain management.
While the science is unclear at this point, there is some confirmation that it works although the results vary. The only valid resource for acupuncture is the veterinary accredited acupuncturists.
Personalized Home Therapy
There are some treatments you can do right in your own home if taking your pet to the spa is not in the budget. A simple warm bath, using shampoos and conditioners specifically formulated for dogs is already beneficial.
To keep your pet happy and reward them for good behavior, have many treats on hand. Use a towel instead of a blow-dryer when it’s time for drying. There are doggie colognes sold on pet shops to keep your dog smelling great.
To finish up your “spa day,” a nice gentle back rub should be given to your dog. A great basic massage technique is by only petting your pet. Your pet will look and feel great and will love the time you spend with him after this special treat.
Remember, check with your veterinarian to make sure it’s safe before you take your pet for any type of pampering. The bottom line is don’t do it if your pet doesn’t need it.