Stretch Your Dog Healthy: A Hands-on Approach to Natural Canine Care

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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 ...

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Overview

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?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452289901
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/30/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 558,563
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents


Foreword Dr. Steve Ladd ix Acknowledgments xi Introduction: Let's Embark! xiii Part I Flexibility for Fido
1 The Bare Bones: Getting Started 3
2 See Spot Stretch: The Stretches 17
3 Hot Doggin': Advanced Stretches 63 Part II Massage and Routines
4 "Pet Me Please!" Massage 73
5 Point and Heal: Acupressure, Aromatherapy, and Reiki 97
6 The New Tricks: Stretching and Massage Routines 111 Part III For the Health of Your Hound
7 Detox Your Dog: A Preventive Approach 139
8 Ruff Spots: Addressing Conditions and Injury Issues 159
9 The Tail End: Putting It All Together 175 Appendix A Chakra Chart 181 Appendix B Herbs 185 Recommended Reading 191 Resources 193 Glossary 195 Index 199
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2008

    cutting edge information

    Raquel Wynn's book is outstanding. She is a maverick in this area of canine health and wellness. I've already ordered several books for my friends and have tried some of her stretching exercises on my dog with much success. It's a winner!

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