He­len’s tips for mas­sag­ing your own dog

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Pick your mo­ment, en­sur­ing it’s at least one hour af­ter feed­ing time to al­low for di­ges­tion, and your dog has re­lieved it­self. Make the en­vi­ron­ment comfy – use a favourite mat or bed, placed on the floor or your lap.

Be calm and gen­tle – less is more. Place two fin­gers on your eye­lid over your eye­ball – that is the level of pres­sure to use

on your dog.

Go with the flow of blood, from the heart out to the ex­trem­i­ties

and back again.

Al­ways watch for feed­back and en­sure your dog is will­ing –

don’t force or re­strain it.

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