Dog Massage Services
Before starting each therapy, I will conduct a brief assessment of the dog’s condition.
This assessment will aid in applying the appropriate therapy as the dog’s condition improves. I will consider any internal organ disorders or musculoskeletal problems that may have resulted from poor movement or accidents occurring between therapies.
Get to know each other
During this appointment, I carefully observe the dog’s behavior, reactions, and locomotor functions while it stands and moves. I patiently wait for the dog to initiate contact, which is sometimes only partially successful. Then, I assess the body condition by gently petting the dog, which provides crucial information and is essential for identifying any unidentified problems or contraindications. Additionally, I check for pain in other areas, reflexes, muscle and joint flexibility, as well as palpate the internal organs if possible.
Dog treatment plan
Once we have a diagnosis, I will formulate the type and frequency of treatments.
My primary objective is to restore the dog to a normal, healthy state!
In order to rule out any contraindications, please be advised to perform general examination, if recreational massage or fitness will be a part of the treatment plan.
Additionally, if you have any medical charts, diagnoses, X-rays, or other relevant documents, please include them in the preliminary form. This information will aid in better understanding and planning the appropriate treatment for your dog.
Diagnosis and treatment plan
Diagnosis and treatment plans for dogs
Swedish Dog Massage
Thai Dog Massage
"Spot is 9 years old, and although he is not currently showing any significant mobility difficulties or pain, I know that old age joint disease can slowly set in, so Petra visits us a few times a month to keep him exercised. Spot really enjoys it and after the sessions he visibly has more energy. I want to keep him in good health as long as possible, so we will definitely continue his treatment. She and Spot seem to love each other."
"My Meck doggy had knee surgery years ago. He recovered nicely, but the doctors told me that the problem could return at any time, so I had to be very careful and watchful. Try to maintain this condition with regular exercise. I found Petra, who massages him regularly and works on him with different gymnastic exercises to strengthen his muscles - maintain his stamina, so he's in amazing shape Meck as a youngster. I would recommend her to all dog owners, she is skilful and understands the language of dogs!"
"I had realized that my dog is limbing so I took her to the vet who said start of arthritis and her joints were tight. ...then I started surfing the net and regular massage was recommended everywhere. Then I heard about Petra, so I went to see her. My loved one really enjoys her treatments, she starts with a kiss and she loves every session. She is in great shape now ...."
"Me and Pepper always look forward to meeting Petra. Pepper is a perfectly healthy, perfectly fit large poodle dog who needs lots of exercise. Even though he walks several times a day, he never runs out of energy, so Petra visits us 1x a week with her balance equipment to strengthen his skills during an intense workout. She always looks forward to the next session."
"I have heard a lot of good things about Petra from people I know, so I decided to give it a try. Because of my job, Luna is at home a lot, she doesn't get much high intensity exercise and is a bit overweight. The doctor says that with this lifestyle, she is likely to develop joint pains prematurely. She and Petra are doing a variety of treatments, which she does with great enthusiasm, always giving her a big kiss when she sees her... I'm glad that my partner and I found her, Luna's condition has obviously changed a lot."
"Petra is an excellent dog masseuse and has a super sense of finding a voice with dogs. I am very grateful to her for helping my dog. She had a severe knee sprain that had to be medically reset. She was in severe pain for a while holding her leg up, she could not put it down. She's walking on it now, use that blade. I'm sure I'll be inviting Petra for birthday massages after the treatment is over:) I sincerely recommend her to everyone."
MY DOG NEEDS A DOG MASSEUR
How to spot when you need a dog musher!
- For her birthday 😊
- Before and after high-intensity sports
- Before and after longer and more stressful trips
- The first thing that may be immediately apparent when you notice any kind of musculoskeletal abnormality in your dog. In this case, please consult a vet before anything else, as there may be compensation in their movement due to internal organ disorders!
- Post-operatively or instead of surgery prescribed by a doctor: rehabilitation, exercise, treatment
If you notice any signs of musculoskeletal issues or need assistance with your dog's recovery, don't hesitate to seek the expertise of a dog musher! They can provide valuable care and support to ensure your dog's well-being.
Call me when the dog's behaviour is out of the ordinary:
Here are some specific signs and conditions to look out for:
- Mood swings and discouragement
- Slow metabolism
- Joint pain in old age or to prevent it
- Other pains
- Muscle atrophy and stiffness
- Limping, nodding, posterior droop, stiff neck posture
- Difficulty standing up, going up and down stairs, or jumping on and off sofas
- To accelerate the healing of scars, wounds, and stitches
- Bone fractures
- Injuries or strains to ligaments
If you notice anything else that seems abnormal or concerning with your dog's behavior or health, please let me know, and I will be in touch to discuss further and provide assistance.
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24206 Harbour Vista Circle
Saint Augustine, Fl 32080
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