Bodywork for Pets Anniston AL

Whether it's massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, or craniosacral, bodywork helps pets heal—with impressive results. Read on to learn about some of the more tried-and'true modalities, as well as a few new ones on the horizon.

The Four Paws Dog Grooming and Training, LLC
(256) 240-7117
1102 South Quintard Avenue
Anniston, AL
Description
A knowledgeable and caring staff. Starting to offer services in Show Grooming. Awardig winning in dog training. The environment is friendly and clean. Retail specializing in dog food.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Dog Days Salon
(256) 847-8200
7335 U.S. Hwy 431 Suite 2
Alexandria, AL
Description
A full service grooming salon owned and operated by Donna Spurlin, a highly trained and Nationally Certified Master pet stylist who is committed to making sure your pet receives the best quality service and care possible. Happy human to five dogs (Blue, Jasmine, Aspen, Salem and Chance-Man) Donna has recently won First Place for best groomed dog in the first time competitor category in Atlanta,GA with Aspen, one of her standard poodles. Dog Days Salon is open Mon-Fri and by appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

DK Pet Salon
(256) 622-2267
622 Southern Avenue
Piedmont, AL
Description
DK Pet Salon is a new grooming shop located in Piedmont Alabama near Dollar General Store. We accept all breeds of dogs and cats and offer discounts for multiple pet and regular customers. With 5 years experience as a pet groomer, your pet will receive a professional quality groom and hopefully a desire to come back and see us again!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Groomingdales
(256) 435-4377
2521 Pelham Rd S
Jacksonville, AL

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Paradise Pet Resort & Spa
(256) 772-1197
128 Cleghorn Blvd.
Madison, AL
Description
Suite-Style boarding for dogs and cats, grooming, spa treatments, dog daycare, pet parties, training and pet boutique.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Vet Referred

Head to Tail Pet Care
(256) 835-6679
1113 Lakeside Drive
Oxford, AL
Description
Our groomers and owner, Kathy Beecham, are committed pet lovers who want to provide a friendly and fun enviroment that will cater to your small dogs special needs. Appointments taken daily Monday - Friday, 7 -5.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments

Slocum Ridge Pet Camp
(256) 492-5000
727 Ford Valley Road
Gadsden, AL
Description
A full service salon and pet resort. Our award winning grooming team is overseen by an NDGAA National Certified Master Groomer and cosnsists of some of the most highly skilled pet stylists in the state. Show and pet grooming available. Our Pet Resort accomodations are clean & comfortable. Friendly staff spoil your pet with lots a TLC. Visit our web site for details and Photo Tour.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Show Grooming Services

Dog Days Salon
(256) 847-8200
7335 US Hwy 431 Ste 2
Alexandria, AL

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Jenny's Pets
(256) 682-1424
Huntsville, AL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Dog Days Salon
(256) 847-8200
7335 U.S. Hwy 431 Suite 2
Alexandria, AL
Description
A full service grooming salon owned and operated by Donna Spurlin, a highly trained and Nationally Certified Master pet stylist who is committed to making sure your pet receives the best quality service and care possible. Happy human to five dogs (Blue, Jasmine, Aspen, Salem and Chance-Man) Donna has recently won First Place for best groomed dog in the first time competitor category in Atlanta,GA with Aspen, one of her standard poodles. Dog Days Salon is open Mon-Fri and by appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

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Creature Comforts—Bodywork for Pets

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Animals respond remarkably well to techniques developed for their caregivers.

Once upon a time the word bodywork referred only to something that happened inside an auto repair shop. But as interest in alternative therapies grew, health-minded people everywhere came to realize their bodies could use an occasional tune-up, too. These days, just about everyone has reaped the benefits of a massage therapist’s skillful touch, a chiropractor’s precise adjustments, or an acupuncturist’s qi-freeing needles. But humans and Volkswagens aren’t the only ones to experience the healing potential of bodywork—pets are getting in on the game, too.

Whether it’s massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, or craniosacral, bodywork helps pets heal—with impressive results. Read on to learn about some of the more tried-and-true modalities, as well as a few new ones on the horizon.

Chiropractic
Chiropractors realign musculoskeletal problems that can cause joint and nerve dysfunction. They examine the body—from toe to jaw—looking for inflammation, spasm, muscle loss, or neurological problems that result from a skewed musculoskeletal system. Sometimes the signs don’t appear to relate directly to structure. For example, rough coats and hair loss may signal compressed nerves. When chiropractors find abnormalities, they use low-force adjustments like stretching, gentle pulling, and guiding limbs to restore normal range of motion.

The therapist should tread gently with pets because of their delicate disk material, says certified animal chiropractor Julie Kaufman, DC, owner of The Animal Holistic Care Specialists in Marshall, Wisconsin, and author of Joint Yoga for Animals (Xenophon, 2006).

Patricia McConnell, PhD, author of For the Love of Dogs (Ballantine, 2006), has taken all five of her dogs to Kaufman, from 4-month-old Will to 15-year-old Pip. Will favored his right shoulder, leaning over to one side—sometimes called a lazy sit—and McConnell wanted to address any problem before it became chronic. After minor adjustments to his neck, right shoulder, and hip, Will was sitting straight, says McConnell. And although she has seen results firsthand, McConnell admits that the movements are so gentle she sometimes wonders if anything is happening.

Some pets look startled after adjustment, yawn (which can indicate they’re feeling stressed), and stretch. “Pathology of disease is due to conflict within the nervous system,” explains Betsy King, DVM, CVA, of Mesa, Arizona. “Realignments reset the nervous system, thereby enhancing the flow of qi.”

Craniosacral therapy
Craniosacral therapy (CST) aims to bring balance to the membranes and fluid around the brain and spinal cord, collectively called the craniosacral region. A subtle rhythm or pulse moves through those fluids and tissues, and a disruption—or strain—in this rhythm produces a ripple effect throughout the body. This can cause balance problems and neurological disorders, says Narda Robinson, DO, DVM, who teaches compl...

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