Kinesiology Tape
Kinesiology Tape is a stretchy, fabric-like atheletic tape that sticks to the fur of animals. The special adhesive lifts up on the animals fur which decompresses the skin and improves blood flow. Most people are familiar with its use on human athletes. In recent years, its increased popularity has transfered into the animal world.

Kinesiology tape has a variety of benefits. Most notably, it can be used to help improve lymphatic drainage, thus decreasing inflammation. It can also be used to support joints during physical activity, improve scar tissue healing, and increase proprioception and coordination.

The example below shows the use of kinesiology tape to improve blood flow to the stretched tendons of the rear digits of a sled dog, greatly reducing inflammation and speeding up recovery allowing the toes to go back to normal form without lasting effects.

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