Dogs and their people are happier and healthier with PetMassage

Introduced in 2011 as a requirement for completion of the PetMassage™ Foundation Level Workshop.

The following research papers have been written by PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute Students. Instructions were to describe specific muscle groups, articulation of the body, specifics of kinesiology and behavior, of dogs. The goal of publishing them here on our website is to serve as a resource for current and future PetMassage™ and dog massage practitioners.

Feedback is encouraged. This is your opportunity to be the peer that reviews, refutes, augments, and generally helps improve the understanding for everyone in the animal care industry. Please note, comments are moderated to maintain a professional space for our community.

Full List of Research Papers / Case Studies by PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute Students:

Sorted By Area Affecting The Canine / Dog's Body:

Surface of the Body

Organs of Movement: Bones, Joints and Muscles

“General discussion of acupressure points around the ear easily accessed during canine massage and their gainable benefits”

By PetMassage | May 25, 2018

Patellar Ligaments in Dogs: Can Massage Help?

By PetMassage | May 21, 2018

Nutrition and Nature

By PetMassage | March 7, 2018

Canine Obesity The Effect On the Joints, Prevention, and Management Strategies

By PetMassage | March 2, 2018

HOW TO KEEP YOUR DOG SAFE AND HAPPY IN HOT AND HUMID WEATHER

By PetMassage | December 23, 2017

Atrophy of the Frontalis and Temporalis Muscle

By PetMassage | July 27, 2017

Canine Lumbar Spine *(L1-3)

By PetMassage | May 1, 2017

Biceps Femoris Muscle in Dogs

By PetMassage | April 11, 2017

Hamstring Muscles of agility and flyball dogs

By PetMassage | October 21, 2016

The Cranial Cruciate Ligament

By PetMassage | January 21, 2016

Rhomboid

By PetMassage | April 8, 2015

The Atlantoaxial Joint-Turning Heads

By PetMassage | October 10, 2014

Cruicate Ligaments

By PetMassage | August 29, 2014

Interior Intercostal Muscles

By PetMassage | May 2, 2014

Canine Tails

By PetMassage | April 10, 2014

Hip Dysplasia

By PetMassage | February 28, 2014

Hamstring Muscles: When it comes to the Hamstrings do not get Hamstrung….

By PetMassage | January 24, 2014

Canine Fibula Bone

By PetMassage | December 30, 2013

Tensor Fasciae Latae

By PetMassage | December 20, 2013

Patellofemoral Joint

By PetMassage | December 20, 2013

Lateral Sesamoidean Ligament of the Forelimb

By PetMassage | October 2, 2013

Annular Ligament

By PetMassage | August 22, 2013

Canine Pelvis

By PetMassage | July 20, 2013

Cruciate Ligament Injury In Dogs

By PetMassage | January 30, 2013

The Tibia

By PetMassage | January 30, 2013

Zygomaticus Muscle

By PetMassage | December 12, 2012

Longissimus Thoracis Muscle

By PetMassage | December 3, 2012

Medical Collateral Elbow Ligament

By PetMassage | October 24, 2012

Elbow of Canine

By PetMassage | October 9, 2012

The Dewclaw

By PetMassage | October 9, 2012

Deep Pectoral Muscle of the Canine

By PetMassage | August 29, 2012

Brachialis

By PetMassage | August 29, 2012

Gastrocnemius Muscle

By PetMassage | August 19, 2012

Teres Ligament

By PetMassage | July 2, 2012

Deltoid Muscle (Canine)

By PetMassage | May 25, 2012

Thoracic and Lumbar Muscles of the Dog, aka The Backstrp

By PetMassage | May 25, 2012

Sub-Lumbar Muscles

By PetMassage | April 6, 2012

Latissimus Dorsi

By PetMassage | February 27, 2012

Structural Muscle Groups

By PetMassage | December 30, 2011

Frontal Muscle

By PetMassage | December 9, 2011

Teres Muscle (Major and Minor)

By PetMassage | November 8, 2011

Muscle System of the Dog

By PetMassage | July 26, 2011

Head

Digestive System

Body Cavities and Serous Membranes

Cardiovascular System

Canine Vasculitis

By PetMassage | June 19, 2013

Immune System

The Canine Spleen

By PetMassage | February 9, 2015

Sebaceous Glands

By PetMassage | June 20, 2013

Canine Vasculitis

By PetMassage | June 19, 2013

The (Canine) Thymus Gland

By PetMassage | March 20, 2012

Respiratory System

Urinary System

Reproductive System

Nervous System

Vagosympathetic Nerve Trunk

By PetMassage | June 30, 2015

A Dog’s Nerve

By PetMassage | November 20, 2014

The Nervous Cough

By PetMassage | November 1, 2014

Seizures (Case Study)

By PetMassage | October 2, 2014

Cerebral Spinal Fluid & How Canine Massage Affects It

By PetMassage | March 17, 2014

Femoral Nerve of the Dog

By PetMassage | October 18, 2013

The Limbic System

By PetMassage | July 29, 2013

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)

By PetMassage | December 30, 2011

Endocrine System

Panceatic Issues

By PetMassage | April 12, 2017

Behavior and Training

Influences and Training

Movement and Kinesiology

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