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  • Verna Lum

Soothing Allergies: How Bodywork Can Help Your Dog

Just like humans, dogs can suffer from allergies throughout the year, whether it's pollen in the spring, dust in the summer, or mold in the fall. When your furry friend is itching and scratching, finding relief becomes a top priority. While medications can help, have you considered a more holistic approach? Bodywork techniques offer gentle and natural solutions to alleviate your pet's discomfort and promote their well-being.

Bodywork Benefits:

Massage Therapy: Beyond just pampering, massage therapy for dogs has tangible health benefits. It improves circulation, reduces inflammation, and helps release tension in muscles. For allergy-prone pups, this means relief from itching and discomfort caused by irritated skin.

Acupressure: This ancient healing practice focuses on specific points and energy meridians in the body to promote balance and alleviate symptoms. This work can stimulate the immune system, clear congested lymph nodes to help remove metabolic waste and toxins.

Nutritional Benefits: Improving and/or restoring hind gut health can strengthen your dog’s immunity, especially after stress from being home alone, a new environment, a noisy neighbour's dog, daily medications such as Previcox, Gabapentin, or Prednisone, and a mixed assortment of treats that contain dye, sugars, and stabilizers, all of which can weaken or suppress your four-legged best friend’s immune system and make them susceptible to a multitude of allergens.

Don't let allergies hold your dog back from enjoying life to the fullest. Explore the benefits of bodywork therapies to provide natural relief and support your pet's overall well-being.



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