This is a great video made for veterinary practices – reminding them about the layout and setting they should provide for their dog clients.
I particularly like the reference to stress and the effect it has on recovery time. That is one reason why I recommend massage, done by a professional, when a dog is recovering.
Massage will help to reduce the anxiety and aid blood flow and recovery. I also use acupressure to help clear the anesthetic medications from the dog’s body.
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand
Under construction at New York’s JFK International Airport is the world’s first all-animal airport terminal.
The facility, which will measure 178,000 square feet and cost $48 million, will be called The Ark at JFK. Its developer, ARK Development, says the facility “has been conceived as the world’s only privately owned animal terminal and USDA-approved, full-service, 24-hour, airport quarantine facility for import and export of horses, pets, birds and livestock.”
The terminal will be home to a 24-hour Paradise 4 Paws pet resort featuring a bone-shaped dog pool, pet suites with a flat-screen TV option, massage therapy and a jungle gym for cats.
What the bone-shaped swimming pool will look like at The Ark (courtesy of CNN)
For dogs and other pets on long-haul journeys, this facility promises to offer the highest standard in care. Can’t wait to see it – it should be open in 2016.