Should you give your dog massages?

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  1. Izzi

    Izzi New Member

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    I have a yorkie, and I heard that small dogs can get sore very easily, especially of they're active. Supposedly, your supposed to give your dog massages about 2 times per week, along the spine, and joints... Is that true?
     
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    I'm not sure if it is true, but I give my small dog massages every so often, and she loves it! I think that it makes them feel good and relaxed after, and I'm sure that it helps them too. Also, the groomers give her massages too, so I think that you are supposed to give them massages. Hope this helps!
     
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    My wife massages our dog Rosie!
     
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    If it is true, then you should do it gently. We don't wanna hurt the dog's spine. If not, then let the dog rest on it's own.
     
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    Well..theres no "should" about it...but I`m sure your dog would enjoy a massage any time you want to give it one.
     
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    I dont think its a neccessity. But yes, dogs get sore if they exercise too much, just like people. If you think your dog is sore you can give them a massage. Just not too rough. Ya know, in this matter think of it as a little human. If they have sore muscles after running it would probably be appreciated if you gave them a massage but a rough massage would juuuust make it worse.
     
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    I do just because my dog loves it, but I'm not so sure that it's necessary. I think of it as a little treat for my dog, and it's a great way to bond :)

    Also, before we go on walks, I have her "take a bow" because it always helps if your dog can stretch before and after a walk. This can help reduce the chance of sore muscles and arthritis later in life, even though it's only by a little bit.
     
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    Dog loves it when you pet him, rub his belly, and scratch behind his ears. But dogs, like humans, also love it when you give them massages. .
     

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