Have you ever noticed how you feel calm and relaxed when you have your pet on you lap and you smooth them gently, or you kneel down to pet them and stroke them. It is a lovely feeling. Do you know that your pet feels this too? It is very therapeutic for you both.
When your relaxing or you get back from a stressful day; just take time out to smooth your beloved pet. Start at the top of the head then gently and slowly run your hand down along their back to the base. This stimulates your pets blood flow and encourages a healthy shine to the coat. If you exert a little more pressure using your fingertips (not too hard) when doing this you will be softly massaging and soothing your pet. Notice how they will sometimes close there eyes when you do this; they are enjoying the massage as much as it is relaxing you while you do it.
This is a wonderful way to bond with your pet. It encourages good health and well-being all round and is something that should be done regularly. So next time you are smoothing your pet, take time out to enjoy it and understand more what it is all about.