Bodywork for Pets Peoria IL
When your dog needs to look as good as you do...Stylish haircuts, hydrotherapy baths, doggie daycare and a pet boutique. Clean, spacious and fun environment. Your dog will love it! By appointment only, Tuesday thru Saturday.
Deb's Grooming offers a relaxed and caring enviroment. Debbie is a patient and compassionate groomer. Your dog will feel at home. Debbie has been a groomer for 26 yrs. All dogs big or small. Pickup and delivery available. Open Tues to Sat. Special appointments available also evenings. Specialinzing in long haired breeds.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred
Professional, clean, non-smoking full service grooming salon. Also offering gourment dog treats, Lupine collars & leashes, Greenies, Retro Pet.
East Peoria, IL
Polished Pups offers grooming in our home, where we treat your pet like he is our own. We do not run them thru like an assembly line. We take time to get to know your pet and not stress them. I have worked for several vetetinarians as a tech, I am pet first aid and CPR certified, and a grooming school graduate. I've had 40 years of experience working with dogs and would love to have the chance to get to know and love your pet.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services
Sue is an experienced state accredited school graduate specializing in grooming small-medium dogs in a low-stress environment. Hand scissoring, pawprinting, pet photos,& gift baskets are also available. Natural, high quality skin & coat products are used on your pet. Quadruped's & Natures Specialtie's are retailed here. There is never extra fees for medicated shampoos or conditioners used on your pet. Day & eve appts. are available.
Special Care Appointments , Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred
Creature Comforts—Bodywork for Pets
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 (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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