Friday, March 5, 2010

Learn why we should Thump the Thymus

In the early years of a dog's life, the thymus is an active organ supplying the immune system. Over time, it seems to become less active although some studies indicate this is due to toxins or vaccines. Stimulating the thymus gland helps animals and people respond to stress and illness. When petting your dog you can feel gently down the front of the throat until you reach a bony area (in humans, this is just below the notch in the clavicle). Tap gently. In a person or big dog, you can use a fist gently; for cats, use one finger.  (In this picture the Thymus is indicated by Number 11)

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