Clinical Canine Massage

by Melanie Merritt of Canis Major, Essex Clinical Canine Massage Buttons’ owner, Vicki, contacted me in July 2017, wondering if massage could help her cherished 11-year-old rescue boy. Black Labrador, Buttons had recurring, intermittent neck and back pain. He had been x-rayed, but no abnormalities were found. Tramadol had been prescribed, but Buttons was still very uncomfortable, and Vicki could see no hope of resolution. Buttons was a very special boy who had slipped into Vicki’s life by chance. Owned in the neighbourhood by someone who left him to sleep outside, this littlest hobo followed his nose to Vicki and...

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