Bodywork for Pets Mount Juliet TN

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.

Abby's Bed & Biskit
(615) 822-7373
1039 Lavern Circle
Hendersonville, TN
Description
We offer excellent professional grooms and baths for all breeds. 15 years experience combined! Gentle handling! Cats Welcome too! Appointments available Monday - Sat. Please see our website for details on our great boarding and daycare services! Pick up and drop off available. Nutro Foods served & sold here!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Vet Referred

Pampered Pets
(615) 889-1500
149 Barker Rd.
Nashville, TN
Description
Pampered Pets offers boarding and professional grooming. Our current groomer has been with us since April 2005. She came to us from a veterinary facility in Birmingham, AL, where she groomed for 5 years, as well as served as a veterinary technician. Our facility offers the utmost in hygeine and saftey pet care procedures, as well as pick-up and delivery services.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Goodlettsville Animal Hospital
(615) 859-1280
603 South Main St.
Goodlettsville, TN
Description
32 years of experience with all breeds and cats.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Vet Referred

PetSmart
(615) 773-2175
401 SOUTH MT JULIET RD
MT JULIET, TN

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Lakewood Dog Grooming
(615) 847-5513
407 30th St
Old Hickory, TN

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Celeste's Pet Spa and Boutique
(615) 865-0099
1160 Gallatin Pike S Suite 119
Madison, TN
Description
I have over 24 years show/pet grooming experience. We are a full service pet spa and boutique with wonderful gifts for pets and pet lovers. We also carry Solid Gold pet food and high end spa products for your pets.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Fancy Paws Dog Grooming & Supplies
(615) 206-0214
685 B Nashville Pike
Gallatin, TN
Description
Owner Susan Thompson, is a commited pet lover who endeavors to provide a friendly and enjoyable environment for your dog's grooming and pampering. A full service salon. Your dog will be given first class service, which includes the best shampoo and conditioner for your dog's coat. Open Monday-Saturday, with Wednesday off.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Classy Clips Pet Salon
(615) 355-5642
1213 Hazelwood Drive
Smyrna, TN
Description
Full service dog grooming of all dogs. Except for dogs 100 pounds or more. Skilled professional groomers. Baths, styling, nails, toothbrushing, conditioning treatments, hand scissoring. Call us...your pet would!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

PetSmart
(615) 883-2726
4642 LEBANON PIKE
HERMITAGE, TN

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Petco
(615) 826-2028
1014 Glenbrook Way
Hendersonville, TN
 
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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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