Bodywork for Pets Kingston NY

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.

I'll Be There Pet Care, LLC
(845) 876-6411
Rhinebeck, NY
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Grooming By Ashley
(914) 489-6122
1470 State Route 28
West Hurley, NY
Description
Grooming by Ashley courtesty of Hair of the Dog offers full service grooming for dogs and cats on a walk in basis, no appointments necessary. Open Tues thru Sat accepting walk ins 9am to 3pm.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Pocketful O Pets Grooming Salon
(845) 246-7618
432 Old Rt. 32
Saugerties, NY
Description
Full service grooming salon for dogs and cats.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Bark Place of Ulster
(845) 834-2662
296 Rt. 299
Highland, NY
Description
A full service grooming salon and kennel offer expert care in our state of the art facily. We offer spacious and clean fiberglass kennels with elevated beds and raintree cat condos. Your pet will be treated as our own. We specialize in teacups to the giant breeds. NY School of Dog Grooming. Family owned and operated.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Paws 4 Grooming
(845) 338-7288
386 Broadway
Port Ewen, NY

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ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL
(845) 757-3038
Tivoli, NY
Services
Specialty Pet Products, 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
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Pet Sitters International

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Tails of Woodstock
(845) 679-4690
3 Mill Hill Road
Woodstock, NY
Description
Professional Dog Grooming as well as Bird Wing/Claw Clipping. We offer special shampoos for various skin conditions. Nail Clipping, Sanitary cleaning, Ears, etc. A shop for people and the pets that they love !
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services

Dirty Dogs Pet Services
(845) 691-4928
PO Box 894
Highland, NY
Description
Dirty Dogs Pet Services is owned by Lynn Edwards, a 1998 Nash Academy Graduate. Dirty Dogs has an experienced, loving and caring staff that provide a safe and clean environment for your pet. Dirty Dogs specializes in senior and dogs with special needs. Grooming is Tuesday-Saturday by appointment.

PetSmart
(845) 336-0485
501 FRANK SOTTILE BLVD
KINGSTON, NY

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Grooming By Betsy
(845) 758-6776
7466 S Broadway
Red Hook, NY

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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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