• Katie Mehrtens

Massage Tips To Help Reduce Anxiety

I posted this video on Facebook and Instagram on July 3rd to give folks a couple of massage tips to help reduce anxiety in their pets before the fireworks started.

So,even though the Fourth of July has come and gone, and the fireworks are be over, I thought I’d post the video in a blog so people could access it at any time. After all, anxiety in our pets is not limited to fireworks. Try these massage techniques before a thunderstorm, at the vet, at the groomer….any place that induces fear/anxiety in your pet.

A few things to keep in mind:

  1. RELAX – If you are tense, your pet will sense that and have a harder time calming down

  2. BREATH – When we are nervous or tense, we tend to hold our breath. Try to breath normally, even takoing a slow, deep breath occasionally

  3. PET STRUGGLES – If your pet is trying to get away, or seems to be getting more anxious, stop! Some pets may not be ready to relax. Never force your pet to do this.

  4. BEGIN BEFOE THE EVENT – If possible, use these strokes before the actual event starts.

I hope you enjoy and get some useful info from this video!

BTW – if you like this video, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube page to see more pet massage videos! 🙂

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