Some dogs tolerate therapies and some don't. And then there are ones who accept it one day but not the next. This could be due to factors such as these:
When dogs don't like therapies they give us some or all of these signs:
If your dog is giving you signs that she's not happy with one or more of the therapies you're trying, do you know what you should do? SKIP IT. Really. Revisit it another day, and if you notice there's something in particular that she never tolerates, just omit it. Your dog will continue to heal, even if you don't use icepacks, heating pads, give massages or do PROM.
Be patient with your dog. Never scold her for not tolerating things you're trying to do to help her. When you do therapies, stay calm and give your dog lots of praise and love. Keep the sessions relatively short in duration. Try to keep the environment calm and quiet. Best of luck!
Does you dog allow you to do therapies? Which ones does he/she enjoy? Are there any he/she won't allow you to do? Please share your story by commenting below.
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