Stretching is something we all do as soon as we wake up every day. Our bodies need to be stretched out to get our muscles and body ready for the day ahead. The same goes for dogs. We’ll learn some simple tips from Aschley in the new video.
According to FitPawsUSA, there are guidelines when it comes to stretching your dog:
GUIDELINES: Before you stretch your dog always ensure the muscles are warmed up properly. This can be accomplished with a short walk, a gentle massage or a warm moist towel on the area to be stretched. A warm muscle stretches better than a cold muscle and reduces the risk of injury from over stretching.
According to The Bark; Dogs can maintain and even improve mobility and range of motion of the joints with just a few minutes of stretching and massage each day. When it comes to health, mobility and pain management, consistency, rather than intensity, is key.
Remember, treat your dog like you would yourself. Do not overdo it and remember to always reward them!