Bodywork for Pets Whitewater WI

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.

Custom Grooming & Hometown Pet Care
(920) 568-9107
Fort Atkinson, WI
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Pampered Pup Spa
(262) 723-2275
201 W Evergreen Parkway
Elkhorn, WI
Description
We offer two options to serve you better! Salon or Mobile grooming. We feature full service professional grooming for your companion. Try us and you'll agree with what our customers always say "That's the best my dog has ever looked"

The Canine Company
(262) 728-0199
4157 Industrial Court
Delavan, WI
Description
Welcome to our establishment! We groom, train and board dogs of various sizes, and specialize in fine grooming of small and medium dogs, especially purebreds. Custom grooming of Poodles & Terriers, all sizes. By appointment only, please.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

PetSmart
(262) 740-0011
2113 E GENEVA ST
DELAVAN, WI

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Bubbles & Bows Pet Grooming & Animal Supplies Inc
(608) 741-9090
3280 S US Highway 51
Janesville, WI
 
Mary's Dog Grooming
(262) 723-4151
1950 North Wisconsin St.
Elkhorn, WI
Description
Mary's Dog Grooming is a State of the art grooming salon. I have been grooming for over 25 years and offer a clean, quiet, and relaxed attmosphere. My salon offers a short turn around time meaning that your dog will NOT stay all day most stay a minimum of 2 hours to a maximum of 4 hrs. I give each pet individual attention.

The Canine Company, K9CO,LLC
(262) 728-0199
4157 Industrial Court
Delavan, WI
Description
Professional grooming, boarding and training services are offered in our clean, well-kept facility by the owner who has been in business over 4 decades and still loves working with dogs and their people! All services are by appointment, as our Vet says shot records are required, including Bordetella to prevent kennel cough. We do everything we can to keep all the dogs healthy & safe. Kindness to all is our top priority! Friendly & welcoming.
Services
All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Mary Groomer Pet Salon
(608) 868-1580
133 Parkview Dr
Milton, WI

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Janesville Animal Medical Center
(608) 868-1761
5021 Highway 26
Janesville, WI
 
All Creatures Small Animal Hospital
(608) 741-7064
3434 E Milwaukee St
Janesville, WI
 
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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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