Bodywork for Pets Blue Island IL

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 Pooped Pooch
(708) 418-0706
Lansing, IL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

Data Provided by:
Fetch! Pet Care of Chicago Loop-Lincoln Park
(312) 235-2409
Chicago, IL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

Data Provided by:
KK's Pet Sitting & Dog Walking
(312) 731-2160
Chicago, IL
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

Data Provided by:
BowWow's Pet Laundry
708-388-PETS (7387)
2406 Union Street
Blue Island, IL
Description
The best family pet grooming salon proudly serving Blue Island, Beverly and many surrounding suburbs for over 25 years. Does your Lab look sad? Want your beagle to look regal? Call for an appointment at our quaint and charming shop and our talented staff will put the WOW back in your BowWow! Usually open after 8:30am, Tuesday through Saturday, by appointment.

Posh Pet Day Spa
(773) 881-1837
11104 S. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL
Description
Our pet friendly grooming salon offers top quaility styling & care. Our 2 groomers with 15+ yrs each experience assures you & your pet complete services. All breeds dogs & cats. Also adjacent is our doggie day care facility. Flexible hours.Check out our dog-training classes.

Bowwow-Meeeoow Pet Sitting
(815) 469-7579
Frankfort, IL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

Data Provided by:
Mutt Hutt Inc.
(312) 243-3647
Chicago, IL
Services
Pet Massage, Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

Data Provided by:
Camp K-9 Pet Resort & Spa Inc.
(708) 798-4473
18501 S. LeClaire Ave.
Country Club Hills, IL

Data Provided by:
Pawsitively Adorable Dog Grooming
(708) 489-5359
13721 S. Lawler Ave.
Midlothian, IL
Description
I am a certified dog groomer with a lifetime love of dogs. I groom in the comfort of my home, where only one dog is groomed at a time from head to tail. This includes a bath, nails, ear cleaning, and a full professional groom. Appointments can be made by phone or e-mail. I groom during the day on Wednesdays only. Only small - medium sized dogs.

Irene's grooming Shoppe
(708) 599-3536
7903 S. Narragansett Ave.
Burbank, IL
Description
All breed dog and cat grooming. est. 1980. Owner certified Master Groomer. Hours by appointment. Open 5 days including Saturday.

Data Provided by:

Creature Comforts—Bodywork for Pets

Provided by: 

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...

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...

Local Events

Lake Shore Kennel Club, Inc.
Dates: 6/21/2014 – 6/21/2014
Location:
Lake County Fairgrounds Crown Point
View Details

Lake Shore Kennel Club, Inc.
Dates: 6/22/2014 – 6/22/2014
Location:
Lake County Fairgrounds Crown Point
View Details

Paw Power Blues Agility Club of N.W. Indiana
Dates: 5/17/2014 – 5/17/2014
Location:
Paw Power Blues Dog Club (2) Lowell
View Details

Paw Power Blues Agility Club of N.W. Indiana
Dates: 5/18/2014 – 5/18/2014
Location:
Paw Power Blues Dog Club (2) Lowell
View Details

Paw Power Blues Agility Club of N.W. Indiana
Dates: 5/16/2014 – 5/16/2014
Location:
Paw Power Blues Dog Club (2) Lowell
View Details