Amanda Gomes of London Ontario has won Kuri K9 Massage's "Gentle Touch" award at the Get Your Groom OnTario Mock Competition at the Canadian Pet Expo! Congratulations, Amanda (with Moana)!
Only a few days left to vote for your favourite...check out all the finalist pupsters on Toronto's Top Dog website to see who's competing.
The fabulous Finale Pawrty is at Tom & Sawyer 7pm Saturday April 27th...the WINNER will be announced and showered in attention, cuddles and prizes, including a free initial consultation and massage from Kuri K9! Interested in more information about Kuri K9 Massage and other sponsors? We'll be there, so seek us out!
The pawty was launched March 27th at Black Lab Brewing, and now Toronto's Top Dog 2019's next event is at Barkworks - Toronto's Latest Outdoor Dog Festival!
Join in at 1:30pm on Saturday April 13th to watch the judging, then 3pm for the announcement of the winner of Toronto's Top Dog 2019 at Barkworks (550 Bayview Avenue)!
Proceeds go to the Toronto Humane Society (the goal is $5000!)
Get your tickets HERE!
Kuri K9 Massage is a proud sponsor of Toronto's Top Dog 2019. The winner will receive (among other things, from many other sponsors!) a free initial consultation and canine massage.
During the month of March, I've been discussing various breeds of dogs and cats, along with some of the health issues experienced by these breeds. Here are the breeds I've discussed so far (click READ MORE at the bottom to read about each breed, as I've posted on Facebook and Instagram):
Raxl and I went live on the Kuri K9 Massage Facebook Page yesterday at noon...check it out HERE and below is the script for the session:
"Hey everybody! I hope you've had a chance to visit Kuri K9 Massage's Facebook page and Instagram accounts, as well as it's group, Pet Massage and Alternative Therapies (on Facebook) to check out all the information I've been posting on precautions before proceeding with pet massage therapy.
This is part of the reason I always gather a case history for my new clients by interviewing Mom or Dad by email and in person prior to the first massage. Sometimes what's called a "contraindication" will arise, which will mean massage therapy may have to be modified or put on hold.
This is also why it's very important for each new client's veterinarian to be aware that their fur baby will be receiving massage therapy treatments, in case there's anything in their medical history that I need to be aware of. BTW, leave me a quick comment to let me know if you're watching live or the replay — just post "live" or "replay" in the comments. Thank you!
I'll put links to Kuri K9 Massage's Instagram account, Facebook Page and Facebook Group in this live video's comments, so you have the opportunity to review all the information. But just to list one more time the precautions I've discussed over the last few weeks, they are:
Acute pain and/or inflammation; After meals (wait 90 min); Cancer; Circulation problems; Dermatological conditions; Diabetes; Epilepsy; Fever; Heart conditions; Infectious or contagious disease; In season; Post surgery; and Pregnancy
A number of the precautions I just mentioned can be worked around in some way, either by lightening the pressure of the strokes, keeping massage brief, avoiding a certain area of the body, or waiting a certain amount of time until the issue is resolved before starting or continuing massage therapy. So, in most cases, massage therapy is doable at some point or in modified form.
Please feel free to leave me questions or comments—I look forward to discussing all this with you! Next time, I'll be posting the benefits of massage therapy on Kuri K9 Massage's Facebook Page, Group and Instagram accounts. See you soon!"
Hey, all! I'm going LIVE on the Kuri K9 Massage Page tomorrow at NOON (EST) to "wrap up" my recent posts on Facebook and on Instagram about all the precautions before proceeding with pet massage therapy. 🙌
Please join me LIVE or check out the recording afterward! Leave me your comments and questions - let's talk pet health and safety! 🐶🐱
Regan is a certified Canine Massage Therapist (CCMT), has certification in First Aid and CPR for Pets, and some beginner training in Herbal Remedies and Aromatherapy for personal use.