Bodywork for Pets Tiverton RI

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.

Homeward Bound
(508) 998-7557
New Bedford, MA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, 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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Rehoboth Pet Care
(508) 269-4915
Rehoboth, MA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Melody's Pet Grooming
(508) 985-9855
74 Main St
Acushnet, MA
Description
Melody's Pet Grooming is family owned and operated. We have over 25 years of grooming experience. Melody's offers there services to all breeds of dogs and cats.Our services include basic grooming, dematting, and flea treatments as well.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Fetch! Pet Care
(401) 429-6125
Fairbanks Street
Cranston, RI
Description
All- breed bathing, brushing, some cliping/trimming, nails, teeth, ears. By Appoitment only. Ask for Kerry V. Dog and Cat boarding also available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Show Grooming Services

Central Ave Veterinary Clinic
(508) 761-8525
455 Central Avenue
Seekonk, MA
Description
Veterinary clinic providing grooming and boarding for all breeds.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Furry Friendly Pet Sitting
(401) 749-4898
warwick, RI
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Sit! Stay. Relax..., LLC Pet Concierge Service
(877) 392-7352
Seekonk, MA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Cosmopawliton Pet Grooming
(508) 525-9111
358 Middle Road
Acushnet, MA
Description
We offer a wide variety of grooming services with flexible hours
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

The Barking Lot
(401) 781-2275
697 Allens Avenue
Providence, RI
Description
The Barking Lot offers dog daycare. Playgroups are supervised by a trained play coach to insure your dog a healthy and safe environment. The Barking Lot offers private training and group training classes with positive reinforcement. The Barking Lot offers dog and cat grooming. The Barking Lot provides cat and dog boarding.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

The Wet Dogz & More
(401) 823-3649
723 Providence Street
West Warwick, RI
Description
We offer all aspects of grooming, including dogs, Cats and ferrets. Our prices are the most affordable around and we ARE fully insured. We also sell grooming products and bakery items. We offer morning, evening and weekend appointments. Give us a try and you wont be disapointed. We are independently owned and operated. We have references available upon request. We offer a soothing enviornment with music and candles. Free coffee or tea for you.
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, Pet Daycare Services

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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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