Therapeutic massage has many stimulating benefits for our companion animals just as it does for humans. Massage can reduce muscle tension and stress. For arthritic pets, it can reduce inflammation. Massage can also aid in creating an increased range of motion and flexibility. We believe in a well-rounded approach to the care of your pet and where medicine alone may not be able to alleviate these symptoms, massage is a great resource to turn to both when your pet isn’t feeling well as well as when they are at the top of their game and we want to keep them that way.
We offer optional massage services to our boarding clients which can be booked on any day of their stay during our regular business hours, but clients may also book massages at Rose City Veterinary Hospital for their pets by appointment. The former can be scheduled in advance of your pets’ stay with us, but the later will require booking directly through Rubi Sullivan of Heal Animal Massage, a graduate of the Northwest School of Animal Massage and a certified and insured small animal massage practitioner.
Pet massage has several benefits including, but not limited to:
- Increased oxygenation into the muscles and tissues
- Increased range of motion and flexibility
- Inflammation reduction in arthritic and surgical cases
- Relief of muscle tension
- Nourishment of skin and coat
- Speeds up surgical recovery
- Gait and mobility improvement
To discover more about the benefits of animal massage or to contact Rubi, please visit Heal’s website at www.healnw.com/.