Synopses & Reviews
Distinguished veterinarian and animal psychologist Dr. Michael W. Fox shares his pioneering 6-step dog massage technique, which is not only a healing tool and healthcare measure, but also affirms the bond between you and your animal companion. Drawn from more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Fox provides an orientation to basic dog anatomy, physiology, and psychology, and then addresses, through easy-to-read instructions and detailed illustrations and photos:
- Why dogs need massage
- How to understand your dogs body language
- How to develop a massage routine
- How to diagnose illness with massage
- How to keep your dog fit and healthy
This newly revised and updated volume is an essential guide for helping and healing our animal companions.
"Fox's step-by-step approach and impressive animal expertise will encourage even the most skeptical readers to give the method a try." —American Libraries
"Its chapter on diagnostic massage is one of the most important I've seen written for the layman." —The ASPCA Report
"This sensible, compassionate approach to petcare is a must for all animal lovers." —Booklist
Its chapter on diagnostic massage is one of the most important I've seen written for the layman. (The ASPCA Report)
This sensible, compassionate approach to petcare is a must for all animal lovers. (Booklist)
Fox's step-by-step approach and impressive animal expertise will encourage even the most skeptical readers to give the method a try. (American Libraries)
Utilizing the same holistic philosophy of animal well-being as in his cat book, Dr. Fox teaches basic dog psychology, how massage can help your dog, how to diagnose illnesses, and how to keep your dog in shape.
About the Author
Dr. Michael W. Fox, well-known veterinarian and former vice president of the Humane Society of the United States, reaches millions of readers through the nationally syndicated newspaper column "Animal Doctor" with United Features, and is the author of more than 40 books on animal-related issues, including The Healing Touch for Cats, The New Animal Doctor's Answer Book, and Love Is a Happy Cat.