Skip to comments.Doga: Yoga for Dogs
Posted on 05/14/2012 9:44:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Yoga can increase the physical, psychological and spiritual health of those who practice it. But more and more research shows animals may benefit too.
Doga started growing in popularity a couple of years ago, and a clinic in Austin is now offering it as a way for dogs and humans to bond while practicing yoga.
Owner of total wellness in Austin and doga instructor Lori Massad-Koska and her client Ariana Gum spoke to KVUE about doga.
Why do dogs need yoga? They can already reach and lick their nuggets.
Do they have a move called, “downward facing human?”
They must become one with doG, of course.
If you tried to put your dog in the Lotus position he’d bite the crap out of you.
Why is it the stupidest things in the world so often involve a large number of stupid cute young white girls?
S&A - is that Austin thing like a discount ticket or something? There is some place in Seattle where a bunch of the small stores got together for an inter-change on discounts or something. So if you buy candles at one store you'll get a discount at the bead store. I thought it was a pretty clever idea for trying to stay in business.
I was just telling my kids how my sister took her dog to a dog psychologist - now THAT was weird!
Honestly, I have no idea - I was just looking for an appropriate “Keep Austin Weird” graphic.
Well - you certainly found one!
Liberals live in a particular state mind which constantly asks: I’m bored, what weird idea or course of action can I come up with?
Heyyyyy!!!! I’ve seen some of those....LOL!
“An Irishman is not drunk so long as he can hold on to a blade of grass and not fall off the face of the earth.”
I have a Golden Retriever mix around middle age who has some lower back pain. Meds not utilized at this point. He might benefit from Doga. But he’s so damn lazy, so I don’t know, he might fall asleep during the experience. Plus he’s 85 lbs, and the ordeal might cause ME some back pain.
I will not go on Liberty.
But if I do, I will not go into a bar.
But if I do, I will not order a drink.
But if I do, I will not drink it.
But if I do, I will not get drunk.
But if I do, I will not fall down.
But if I do, I will fall on my left arm so I don’t shame the USNavy!
Acupuncture,my FRiend, acupuncture. It worked wonders on our English Shepherd with a messed up back from prior abuse. We're using it now for our 9 y.o. Aussie mix with a bad hip and knee and he can play like a puppy with our pointer-setter mix and go for long walks.
If you're concerned about his weight, try the green bean diet. Slowly substitute cooked green beans for half his kibble, so he feels full without the calories. We buy frozen green beans and cook 'em ourselves, rather than buy the canned green beans because of all the salt. Of course, we warm the greens up with a little canned dog food to make them mare palatable, not that our dogs are spoiled....
Do you perform the acupuncture yourself or see a vet/tech for it? Have you discussed the gb diet with your vet, and if so the feedback you received?
We go to a DVM who specializes in holistic medicine, Chinese herbs, acupuncture and chiropractic. At some point in time we may have to put Strider, the Aussie, on pain meds, but as long as the acupuncture is giving him good movement and freedom for pain, we’ll continue it.
We learned of the green bean diet when it was prescribed for my nephew’s overweight bassets by his vet. Our vet agreed that Strider would benefit from it. She gives him a mini-physical each month before she treats him with the acupuncture needles, so she would pick up on any nutritional deficencies very quickly.
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