Dog Acupressure for Hip Dysplasia : Dog Massage for Hip Dysplasia: Sacrum


The other thing you want to do with a dysplastic
dog is spend some time massaging in the sacrum, the area of the sacrum. Again, because of
the hip dysplasia, the dog is going to carry the hips unevenly. Usually one side is lightly
worse than the other. It’s going to be a little more painful, so that’s going to throw the
back out of alignment. And again, just massaging along the hips, you can use fingertips, circular
massage, all through this area just to loosen up, see how that skin all moves around. On
a dog with really bad dysplasia that’s going to be very hard and tense, and as you work
with it, doing the circular motion with your fingertips all over the sacral area, you’re
gonna’ see that loosen up and feel better. And that’s usually something you can do even
in very, very painful dog. It’s something they’ll enjoy, and they’ll move into as you’re
trying to do it. So it’s definitely a good way to work with any dog with hip dysplasia,
or with any leg problems, especially if one leg is being favored over the other. Some
dogs you’ll see will stand sort of tilted, one hip slightly higher than the other. Those
are dogs who will do a lot of good by having a sacral massage.

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3 Responses

  1. brenda DILLON says:

    what kind of dog is she???

  2. VinylToVideo says:

    I did this for my German Shepherd with quite a lot of force for a few minutes on both sides until it seemed too much for him. By the time the massage was over the hip joints seemed less hard; almost normal feeling. Quite surprising but I think it's something that once started will need to be continued or it might cause more pain in the long run.

  3. FUGYOO says:

    Thank you. I've been using a lite heating pad too. Is this beneficial?

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