Distinguished veterinarian and animal psychologist Dr Michael W Fox shares his pioneering 6 step dog massage technique, which is not only a healing tool and healthcare measure, but also affirms the bond between you and your animal companion Drawn from than 30 years of experience, Dr Fox provides an orientation to basic dog anatomy, physiology, and psychology, and then addresses, through easy to read instructions and detailed illustrations and photos Why dogs need massage How to understand your dogs body language How to develop a massage routine How to diagnose illness with massage How to keep your dog fit and healthyThis newly revised and updated volume is an essential guide for helping and healing our animal companions....
|Title||:||Healing Touch for Dogs: The Proven Massage Program|
|Publisher||:||William Morrow Paperbacks Revised edition March 4, 2004|
|Number of Pages||:||160 pages|
|File Size||:||582 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Healing Touch for Dogs: The Proven Massage Program Reviews
I'm not crazy about the author's writing style. He's a little wordy for me and I found myself skipping over things, because the first several chapters there's tons of details and he talks about himself a lot. That's fine for a biography, but what I was looking for was the something that when straight into how to apply massage to my dog. I don't think everyone is interested into an author's personal story of how or why they got "into it"....meaning their professional field. At least that is my perspective. It would have been fine had he contained it to one short chapter. I have small kids at home and can only squeeze time into reading before I turn out my own light.
This book leaves something to be desired for someone who is truly interested in the anatomy of the dog that goes with canine massage. Also the book is organized in such a way that I found have to flip back and forth too much. I wish the pages went with the sequence of the massage instead of by technique. I ended up purchasing a book by Dr. Furman which looks much better.
Compassionate book. It gave me the confidence to massage my dog knowing what everything was that I was touching and how to be sure I wouldn't be hurting him. The very first time I gave him a massage, he absolutely melted with pleasure. He was not alone, I enjoyed it tremendously also. He gets massages often now. I feel the magic of bonding with him across species lines and the thrill of getting to know his body and he to feel my love and caring for him. As I do this with him more, I will better know his body and reactions and be in an ideal position to locate any places he is hurting and how I can best help him heal if he is ill. If you want a strong bond with your dog, this is a great place to learn about doing that. Dr Fox is very compassionate and caring for all animals.
I purchased the Kindle version to help my year-old pup. He suffers from dysplasia in both hips as well as two knees that dislocate several times a day. Despite his pain, it's sometimes hard to keep him calm enough to introduce a massage. I suggest starting your massage regime while your dog is asleep at first. I found this helped a lot when we were new at it.
Very easy to understand and good drawings and photos to help further explain. I have been using on my two dogs--one has a ruptured disk and is in physical therapy, and the other is 13 with arthritis. They love the massages--especially the gentle stretchs. I have a bad back so I get down on the floor with them and they love the "bonding" it gives us too.
I'm so glad I got this book, my dogs love it too.
Excellent information but spends too much time cautioning that some dogs don't like massage. My dog loves to be massaged, from nose to tail!
I enjoyed this book and had a lot of fun practising on my own dogs with good results. I think a must read for anyone who wants to seriously get into the world of canine massage. I do also suggest undertaking a practical course for those planning massage as a business.