Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Rover Wants a Massage!
State regulations of animal (usually horse or dog) massage vary. According to the International Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork (IAAMB) in 2009, 21 states allowed animal massage without veterinary supervision. Some states restrict animal massage to veterinarians only.
So the next time you are sitting with Rover (or Fluffy), go ahead and give him a nice shoulder rub. He'll appreciate it.
Note: Please perform animal massage within your scope of practice and following your state's regulations. For more information about animal massage, including state regulations, safety, contraindications, and other precautions, please visit the following sites:
All About Animal Massage