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Massaging Your Pet

Pet massage is a great way to bond with your pet while providing pain relief in a calming and zen zone. It can be very relaxing for both you and your pet.

When massaging your pet try to create a quiet and relaxing zone. You can even play some soothing oceans sounds.

When massaging, use open hands and follow the natural contours of your pet’s body and legs using gliding strokes. This will enhance blood flow to the tissues and aid in the flushing of lactic acid. You can give added pressure with the heel of your hand over well-muscled areas like the upper thigh and upper forearm.

Massage can be used before agility or other strenuous activities, as well as after these activities to promote circulation and muscle healing. It’s great for calming nervous pets and bonding with new pets.

Some signs you will notice if your pet is starting to relax are:

  • Yawning
  • Licking
  • Sighing
  • Burping

Some signs that you should stop:

  • Panting
  • Fidgeting
  • Whining

Written by Aurora Animal Clinic

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Last updated: December 14, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, and more! If you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
- Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED


NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Aurora Animal Clinic