Bodywork for Pets Champlin MN

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.

Dog City Walkers
(612) 327-8617
Minneapolis, MN
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Clean Paws Pet Grooming
(763) 219-1197
4900 France Ave N
Minneapolis, MN
Full service salon located in Brooklyn Center. We offer sedation grooming by consultation. We use high quality products, a gentle touch, and on-going knowledge to keep your pet looking wonderful. All breeds welcome, cats too.

Pine Ridge Pet Care
(763) 755-5321
2172 Station Parkway
Andover, MN
PineRidge Pet Care Grooming Salon provides a high quality grooming service combined with tender loving care for pampered family pets. The salon offers services that include all of the basic hygiene factors of pet care. Services are facilitated in a process tailored to meet the needs of clients who live busy and complex life styles.

Petabulous Grooming
(612) 990-9692
710 Upton Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN
A different style of pet grooming. Petabulous Grooming offers full service grooming to fit your individual fashion style. Whatever your style a modern stylist will match your pets makeover to your personal style! Pet makeovers take your pet from frumpy and pet ugly to petable and fabulous Petabulous We love your pets beautiful! By appointment Monday-Saturday.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Grooming by Tami
(952) 925-4766
2955 Yosemite Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
15 years professional grooming experience in all breeds. I specialize in small dogs or dogs under 40 lbs.. Appointments are typically afternoons, evenings or Sundays. Grooms include bath, haircut, nails, ear cleaning & bow/bandanna. Most appointments last 2 hours. We offer a quiet loving environment in a home setting. Average cost: $33-37

PAWSitively PURRfect
(763) 712-5555
11311 Dayton River Road
Dayton, MN
Full sevice pet salon located in Dayton, MN.

Top Dog Groomery
(763) 585-4888
2953 Brookdale Drive
Minneapolis, MN
Top Dog Groomery is a full service salon. We provide all breed dog, and cat grooming by appointment only. See our website for more information, as well as money saving coupons.

Pawsitively Purrfect Grooming
(651) 204-3145
1889 Todd Drive
Saint Paul, MN
Experienced groomer of 9 yrs with many preffered clients including many show dogs. I would like to show your animal how to have fun with their grooming experience.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Personal Touch Pet Grooming
(763) 784-4833
200 Marian Ct
Circle Pines, MN
Owner/Groomer Deb Molin is a 1987 graduate of a grooming school and a Certified Master Groomer. She provides a calm home environment for most breeds of dogs and is frequently recommended by local vets. Grooming is by appointment, weekdays and Saturday. Closed Sunday and Wednesday.

Clean as a Whisker
(952) 935-9114
3007 Utah Ave South
Minneapolis, MN
An organic and all natural upscale pet salon offering professional and personalized grooming for your pets. We offer a hydro-massage bathing system, and well trained, highly skilled pet stylists. We also offer special extras such as paw-dicures,toothbrushing and special care for seniors and puppies. Flexible scheduling for the busy pet owner, open Monday-Saturday. Veterinarian Recommended.

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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.

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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