Massageverktyg uppfanns för att lindra spända muskler, förbättra cirkulationen, minska spänningar.
Djupgående massage hjälper till att lösa upp knutar och stimulera blodcirkulationen, vilket kan bidra till att förbättra djurens rörlighet. Detta kan återigen bidra till att förebygga skador, förbättra prestationen, fördröja åldrandet, förbättra livskvaliteten för äldre husdjur och bidra till snabbare återhämtning efter skador eller rehabilitering efter operationer.
Därför har jag sammanställt en kort lista över några massageverktyg som finns på marknaden. Den ger dig en kort översikt över vad som finns tillgängligt för tillfället.
Massage tools were invented to relieve Tight Muscles, Improve Circulation, Reduce tensions
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE helps dissolve knots and stimulate blood circulation, which can help improve your animals mobility. That again, can help to prevent injuries, improve performance, delay onset of ageing, improve life quality for older pets and help recover faster from injuries or post surgery rehabs.
That is why I have put together a short list of some massage tools available on the market. It gives you a brief overview of what is available at the moment.
Last December I wrote a post for HeyabHund about overweight in dogs. Unfortunately it is quite a common problem. You can find my post under the following link, It can be translated into swedish if you scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Winter has arrived, and I would like to give you my perspective about dog-coats.
To make it short, yes I find dog-coats are usefull and not just a fashion item. We have Siberian Huskies who enjoy spending half the day in the house and half the day outside. This means they are not making a great wintercoat (as they would if they were out all the time).
So, as soon as air hits Zero, our dogs wear blankets when they have to be in the outside kennel. Even with all their hair, I can see that they feel uncomfortable when left out to long without a coat.
Of course (like with us humans), some get cold faster than others.
Just the other day, one of my dogs was shaking until I put a warmer coat on her.
And just because we think they have so much hair and can endure the cold, it does not mean that they feel good doing so...
(Little side note, our dogs cant choose, they depend on us to see their true needs.
I can go out with no jacket, if I walk fast I will probably be ok, but do I really want that....)
When my dogs are working they mostly do not have a coat on. But if it is getting below -20C or if it is very Windy or raining, then I will have them wear a coat even if they are moving. (But don´t forget I have super hairy Huskies)
So my main reason is, that I want the muscles to be warm so they can perform better (less tensing up/better blood flow) and the risk of injury goes down, and I dont want my dogs using up all their energy just to stay warm (in our sometimes extreme climate).
But there are other health issues which I find make a strong "pro" dogcoat point. If your dog has any form of Joint issue like Arthrose, Spondylose... you will want to keep him warm. These kind of chronic issues often do very well with a little extra warmth from the outside (Acute inflamation needs different attention).
We have owend our share of dogs that have developed Arthrose in their back due to different reasons. But we have always given theme the best possible care and they all were still running infront of the sled up to a high age. When finally retired they hiked with us mostly for an other 2-3years. One important part of our care managment is, that we made sure our dogs did not get cold.
So, lots of different dogs, different weather conditions and different occupations call for a lot of different coats...
Over the years I have given it more and more thought about how a blanket should fit our dogs:
Here are some coats I have become fond of over the last few years:
So these were just some examples of coats that popped into my head, most important is:
What do you need the coat for? How will you dog be moving in it?
So next time you buy a coat, dont only go for the color ;)
(Of course I also think it´s great if they look good!)
Have a great Start into Winterseason!
If you are looking for a Dogschool check out the one from Lillemore Lindberg and Josefine Dahlberg.
Their Motto is "Hund för Alla". The describe themeselft to be coaches for the dogowners, and that is exactly right! I have known theme to be very kind and open minded, and that is so important working with humans and dogs.
So check out their Homepage: www.heyabhund.com
And What about the Blogpost? Well, you will also find it on the page of Heyab Hund. I am writting as a guestblogger for their page. I think thats pretty cool, and as a side effect, it also forces me to work on my swedish! So it´s a total winwin situation.
Here is the direct link to my Blog "Body-Mind-Bond"
Hej, jag heter Alexandra Sgier. Jag kommer ursprungligen från Schweiz och på grund av kärleken till snö och våra sibiriska huskies, bestämde jag och min man oss för att flytta till Sverige under 2019.