Massage – Keep Your Premies Gently Stimulated And Your Senior Young At Heart.

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Can you believe this little beauty is 17 years old?!  It’s true!  And daily massage is one of the big reasons why. Read on. And see Ghirardelli in our side bar video.  >>

Massage Is Different Than Grooming.

Ghirardelli is a Milagro Senior, 17 years old. She’s helping us show you the benefit and importance of stimulating your senior pets to help keep them feeling alive and well. Massage them daily with a SUPER SOFT bristle brush that doesn’t pull on their fur or poke them. Remember–we’re massaging her, not combing her. Grooming is a whole different session, and not to be neglected. For now, we’re talking only about massage. Massage her from head to toe–behind her ears, around her mouth where food debris lingers, in her armpits, inside her back legs, everywhere loose fur and dander can build up and cause itching. Even pets who don’t like to be petted will enjoy a gentle massage. Massage stimulates their skin and help them feel revitalized all over. It helps them feel like coming out of their bed more often to enjoy special time again with the family that loves them.

Massage Helps Offset Effects Of Pet Medications.

Massage stimulates nerve endings and encourages a pet to be more active. This is important for a senior pet who only feels like lying around all day and night. This can be especially true of a senior like Ghirardelli who’s on medications for various age-related issues (diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid, heart disease, etc.). Pet medications often have unpleasant side effects such as dizziness, nausea, headache. That can make the pet want to curl up and sleep all the time even more. But being stagnant isn’t good for anyone, pet or person. And the simple act of gentle massage can do wonders to counteract effects of medications and the aging process. Plus, it gives you and your beloved pet special time together to keep your bonds strong and to let her know she’s still the love of your life. 🙂

Your Premies Will Benefit From Massage As Well.

Let’s not forget the little ones, either!  Newborns, premies, adolesents–all of them–need massage to stimulate their circulation and help them grow strong and stay healthy.  Too often newborn kittens and puppies are taken from their mothers way before they’re ready. Twelve (12) weeks is the youngest–anything younger than that puts the little one’s development at risk.  Massage is an ideal way to encourage circulation in the puppy or kitten; and it feels like their mama is cleaning them, which also gives the little one a much-needed sense of security.

Here’s the ideal massage brush for your newborn or senior. To buy it, visit our Etsy store at and click anywhere you see the BareFootPets logo.


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God Bless and Happy Pet Parenting!

With love and good wishes,
jeannie.   ?

About jeannie:  I’ve been pro-actively involved in pet rescue all of my life. I founded Milagro Senior Pet Refuge© (Phoenix) in 1998, and BareFootPets (TM) in 2008.  Animal welfare has always been and will always be my heart’s work. If my only legacy is that I save a handful of precious souls that would not survive otherwise, I’m good with that.