Bodywork for Pets Eagle ID

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.

Spot-On Grooming
(208) 323-9095
10451 W. Woodhaven Ct.
Boise, ID
Description
With over 10 years grooming experience, we treat your pet to the works when it comes to grooming. Our small shop allows us to devote extra attention to each client, while keeping the environment low stress. We can tailor your pets haircut to your specifications. Consideration to the little details makes a big difference in the way your pet looks and feels after a groom.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Pampered Pets
(208) 922-1760
Pampered Pets Dog Grooming
Kuna, ID
Description
I work hard to make your dogs look the best they can! I provide FREE transportation for the service up to 10 miles away. Your pet is NOT kept in cages; they have access to a backyard just like at home.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Fidos&Felines House-Call Grooming
(205) 639-9426
224 W
Kuna, ID
Description
All breed dog and cat grooming. We are taking the hassle out of the grooming process! Fido's & Felines grooming is done in the comfort and privacy of your own home-by appointment only - when it is convenient for you. Serving Boise and surrounding areas.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Do It Yourself Doggie Detail
(208) 378-1380
6703 Ustick Rd
Boise, ID

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Northwest Animal Hospital
(208) 375-2700
7107 W Fairview Ave
Boise, ID
 
Wizard of Paws Pet Salon
(208) 336-6604
1111 E. Boise Ave
Boise, ID
Description
The Wizard of Paws Pet Salon is a full service grooming salon. We offer a low stress environment where each furry client is well cared for and pampered. We strive to make each grooming experience enjoyable for both human and furry clients. Owner/groomer Andrea has over 14 years of professional grooming experience and is pet CPR/first aid certified. For more information please visit our web site or give us a call. Open Tues - Sat by appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Shayla's Paw-fection Pet Grooming
(208) 922-9107
226 E Chapparosa Dr
Kuna, ID
Description
Professional All Breed Dog and Cat Grooming with over 14 years experience in pet grooming. I provide a safe and friendly environment here in my home. When you bring your pet over, you will have the comfort of knowing that I treat all of the animals like family! All grooming includes: bathing ,anals expressed, brushing, nails clipped, ears cleaned, polish(if desired) and cologne, and desired haircut. Please call for prices.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

All Pet Complex Veterinary Hospital
(208) 853-1000
7660 Horseshoe Bend Rd
Boise, ID
 
All Pet Complex
(208) 473-7506
7660 Horseshoe Bend Rd
Boise, ID
 
Animals R Us
(208) 853-3535
8901 W State St
Boise, ID
 
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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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