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Stretch Your Dog Healthy

A Hands-On Approach to Natural Canine Care


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Stretch Your Dog Healthy by Raquel Wynn
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"My dog loves it!" Purchased on Mighty Ape

My dog is one of those ccrraaaazzzzyyyy border collies – she lives life hard out (particularly on agility courses) but that does cause problems. I bought this book for the stretches etc to assist her in maintaining mobility as she is still young and 'cause it's great just watching her fly enjoying herself. I've never done this type of body work with my dog before, but it is clearly written and with good illustrations/pho­tos. The stretches work and she loves the massage that I give her through stretching and rubbing – so much so that at night, she carries the book to me so that I can work with it close by.


Read Raquel Wynn's posts on the Penguin Blog. A holistic trainer and physical therapist tells dog lovers how to keep their pets healthy for a long and happy life. Dogs' lives are high impact--playing, chasing, begging, walking. Just like people, they experience joint degeneration, muscle pain, stress, and general body breakdown. In Stretch Your Dog Healthy holistic health specialist Raquel Wynn offers dog owners the latest information on stretching, massage, acupressure, and other techniques to improve and maintain their dogs' good health, enhance calm energy, and strengthen the pet--owner bond. The natural treatments in this book suggest preventive care and offer an alternative to expensive prescriptions for day-to-day ailments, including such chronic problems as hip dysplasia. The stretching routines that form the centerpiece of the book are clearly explained and accompanied by photos of dogs and owners demonstrating the poses. Raquel Wynn's stretching and massage techniques have been shown to drastically improve dogs' daily well-being in addition to overall health and life expectancy. What better way to treat man's best friend?

Author Biography

Raquel participates in the pursuit of health and wellness with humans and animals alike, sharing her knowledge not only with the general population, but also with entertainers, both in the film and music industry; and professional and animal athletes, including members of the NFL & MLB, polo and fox hunting horses, and dog agility competitors. A successful holistic health specialist, she enjoys her hands-on role as personal trainer and massage therapist to humans, hounds, and horses. Her years of experience with bodies in motion, research of the body systems, and holistic health, shape the content of her groundbreaking, first book, Stretch Your Dog Healthy, a hands-on approach to natural canine care. In her own words, "consistent, varied movement is integral to the process of healing and the maintenance of health." An avid animal advocate, Raquel is a wellknown and respected curator of canine culture in her home town of Nashville, TN. A contributer to nFocus magazine, her monthly column, "for the love of dog!"continues to delight Nashville pup parents. Always in search of answers that lead to a better understanding of flexibility, longevity, health and happiness, Raquel offers a comprehensive and impassioned approach to the experience we all have with our bodies. She contributes her fresh insight and broad view of health to her dual-work with humans and animals, "it is the interconnectedness we all have that truly gives me perspective." Raquel is happily married and the proud pup-parent of two dogs.
Release date Australia
October 21st, 2008
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United States
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