The landmark The Healing Touch: The Proven Massage Program, now updated and revised.
Distinguished veterinarian and animal psychologist Dr. Michael W. Fox shares his pioneering 6-step massage technique through detailed illustrations, photos, and easy-to-read instructions, and provides information on how to understand your cat's anatomy, develop a massage routine, use massage to diagnose illness, and integrate it as part of overall care for your cat.
This proven massage program for cats helps affirm the human-animal bond by providing instruction on why cats need massage, how to understand your cat's body language, how to give a diagnostic or therapeutic massage, and how to keep your cat healthy. 60 black & white drawings & photos, resources, index.
Contents; Introduction ix; 1 The Healing Touch 1; 2 Why Cats Need Massage 7; 3 Preparing Yourself and Your Cat for Massage 17; 4 A Mini-course in Anatomy 29; 5 Understanding Your Cat's Body Language 47; 6 The Massage Routine 55; 7 Diagnostic Massage 81; 8 Therapeutic Massage 93; 9 Total Health Care for Cats 109; 10 Natural Healing 121; 11 The Healing Touch Revisited 129; Further Reading 138; Index 140.