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Older dogs tend to slow down, become stiff and may even be reluctant to do those things they used to love.

An older dog may also become grumpy, stubborn and some areas of their body may become sensitive to touch. They may also be reluctant to:

  • go up and down stairs

  • jump in and out of the car​

  • enter rooms with laminate or vinyl floors

  • bring toys to you or play with other dogs

You might also notice they tend to lie more on one side, don't curl up like they used to or settle to sleep in a different location. 

These signs may not all be due to getting older but could also be a result of changes in the dog's body tissues. Tissues should be able to slide over each other to allow the body to move in comfort. However, over time, the tissues can become stuck together causing stiffness and general aches and pains.

With your vets consent I can help reduce any pain they might be experiencing, improve movement, re-balance the body and increase joint flexibility.

Did you know!

Most of the pain associated with arthritis is caused by the soft tissue splinting an unstable joint and compensating for this by over-using other parts of the body. That's why massage works so well for arthritic dogs (and humans)!

Such improvements will make your dog feel much better about themselves. They will be able to move more freely giving them a significant boost to their quality of life, energy levels and mood. You may be amazed at the difference just one or two sessions can make.

Do you live with an older dog? Then join my Facebook group for more help and advice. 

Karen Young sitting cuddling an old black labrador

"Karen was amazing... Frankie was very slow and stiff but Karen introduced us to canine massage. What a difference it made! Frankie enjoyed his walks more and looked so happy in himself. I  recommend this therapy for your aging furbabies.!"

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"I am so happy to have found Karen. Whiskey was becoming very weak and unstable in his back legs but regular massage and the exercises she gave us to do between his sessions have been life changing for our old boy. Thank you so much"

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