How To Help Your Dog With Acupressure

Have you tried Acupressure with your dog?

If not, this is a natural therapy that maybe useful to you.

Did you know… It has similar principles to acupuncture? In that different points of the dog's body have acupressure applied. And these all impact on various aspects of health. But whereas acupuncture uses needles. Acupressure doesn't and is non-invasive.

Acupressure originates from ancient Chinese medicine. With pressure applied at specific meridians around the body helping restore energy flow.

A difference too is that a qualified veterinary surgeon trained in veterinary acupuncture. Must always perform veterinary acupuncture. This is because acupuncture is invasive, and powerful. And it means an expert knowledge of anatomy and veterinary science is necessary. In the wrong (or untrained) hands it can be dangerous!

Whereas although it's possible to complete professional animal acupressure training. And you can become a qualified animal acupressurist. It's also possible for you as a canine (or equine) owner to learn some basic techniques to use at home yourself.

Why Use Acupressure With Your Dog?

  • If your dog is older, and doesn't move about as much. You can use to help increase circulation.
  • Relieve discomfort from arthritis
  • Ease muscular discomfort
  • Increase feeling of wellbeing

There are many qualified professional animal acupressure practitioners around the world.

But you can find advice on using acupressure at home with your dog online.

Tallgrass Animal Acupressure offer a large range of resources to help you to help your dog. Visit their website at

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Lastly, remember if you're concerned about your dog's health, then get proper qualified veterinary surgeon advice before trying any complementary therapy or supplement.

Find out more about dozens of natural animal therapies here at Taranet. Or read other articles in this Natural Pet Health Blog. Take a look at the sitemap here to explore how complementary therapies can help your animal!

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Suzanne Harris is founder of this Taranet website at And also provides business coaching to horse and dog care and veterinary professionals. Plus sells a large range of aloe vera healthcare for people and animals.

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