Hi, I’m Mary with expertvillage.com and today we’re going to talk a little bit more about massaging the fore feet. As I mentioned before there are some animals you might not be able to do this with. If that’s true, I’m sorry. If you get them as puppies or you have a nice laid back dog like mine is, you will find that massaging their feet is equivalent to us getting a hand massage. If you’ve ever had a hand massage, you know how good it feels. Doing the paws, the four paws, you’re going to want to go in between the pads and you’re going to gently rub them, just between the thumb and the fore finger, again not very hard, remember, pressure, pressure, pressure, don’t, don’t, don’t. Stretch them apart a little bit. This is also a good time to go in and check and make sure that their pads look good, make sure that there is nothing caught in their fur, check the length of their nails.Once you have a dog really really relaxed from a massage, it’s a good time to clip their nails because then they won’t be dragging their nails and getting them caught and you end up going to the vet for it. Finish by just holding the paw gently in your hand, not too much pressure, for about three seconds and then letting go. .