Bodywork for Pets Pickerington OH

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.

LuvPup Pet Sitting & Dog Training LLC
(614) 863-8603
Reynoldsburg, OH
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Brenda's Pet Sitting Service
(614) 832-3891
Columbus, OH
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Lynn's Pretty Pooch
(614) 231-8606
860 South Yearling Road
Columbus, OH
Description
Professional groomers with 50 years combined experience with all breeds of dogs and cats. We have been in the same location for 37 years and have recently added a location to the New Albany, Westerville, Sunbury and Johnstown areas with one centralized location. We love our clients like they are own and treat them with special care. We can't wait to meet your baby!

Angel Paws Pet Spa & Barkery
(614) 497-8636
Angel Paws Pet Spa & Barkery 2900 Bixby rd
Groveport, OH
Description
Full service pet grooming Doggy daycare Freshly baked pet treats

All About The Dogs Pet Wash and Grooming
(614) 444-9274
207 Thurman Ave.
Columbus, OH
Description
All About the Dogs does something pet owners can appreciate: it gives them a place to bathe their dogs without clogging their bathtub drains, having water splashed all over the place and stinking up the good bath towels. Cindy Hunter opened her self- and full-serve dog wash business several months ago with exactly those considerations in mind."

Little Buddies Pet Care, Ltd.
(614) 203-5884
Grove City, OH
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Home and Happy Pet Sitting
(614) 403-2144
Columbus, OH
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Animal Affair Pet Care
(614) 409-2676
5215 Groveport Rd. Lot 27
Groveport, OH
Description
I am a Certified Master Pet Groomer with 38 years experience offering professional personal grooming services for small dogs and cats by appointment. Personalized service includes regular shampoos, fluff drying, ears cleaned, nails clipped, hair styled, bandana & cologne. Additional services available upon request. No pet is kept all day unless by pet-parent request. I look forward to serving you and your beloved pets.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Uncle Keith's Doggie Daycare LLC
(614) 443-1414
1275 South Front Street
Columbus, OH
Description
Uncle Keith provides a positive and supervised environment for dogs to play and interact with other dogs. Our services include daycare, grooming, and boarding. We employ only skilled, experienced, and professional groomers that are commited to groom your dog with love, care, and respect. We do accept clients that are not enrolled in Daycare. Please call for appointments and additional information.

Wee Care Pet Service, Inc.
(740) 654-5683
534 Harrison Avenue
Lancaster, OH
Description
We have been doing quality grooming for 20 years. Our staff of 10 commited pet lovers desire to provide you with caring grooming of your precious dog and cat. We also feature a Boutique with many special items for your pets protection and health. We are open Monday through Saturday, but are closed on Wednesday.

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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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