As a therapist I use a lot of different techniques for stretching, joint movements and mobilisations to help improve the pet’s comfort. Massaging itself incorporates different techniques such as effleurage and petrissage. But I love massaging dogs and watching their little faces show relief, relax and sometimes sleep and then next time I see them I get a big tail wag greeting and that’s what makes my job awesome.
Is your cat less active now simply because of old age, or could they be suffering from osteoarthritis? The early identification of the degenerative joint condition, osteoarthritis (OA) in cats isn’t always straight forward but it is very important that cat owners spot this disease early to minimise its debilitating effects and provide the best quality of life.