Spirit of Massage kneads horses and their riders in relaxing massage therapy for either species. Equissage sessions use hands-on techniques similar to human massage to relieve the aches of athletic quadrupeds, delivered by a licensed equine-sports-massage therapist. Greedy humans can use their advanced thumbs and prehensile tails to distract therapists with their own muscular tension, choosing from options that include a traditional Swedish massage to awaken the lymphatic systems. An Earth Bones hot-stone massage relaxes the tension acquired from trying to one-up leaping horses, and the Reiki massage employs the palm to unlock tight muscles, freeing up therapist fingers to craft complex cat's cradles.
Advanced surgical suites, an underwater treadmill for physical therapy, and doctors highly knowledgeable in the field of orthopedic care. Though this may seem like a list of features found at a major city hospital, it actually belongs to Packerland Veterinary Center. Offering state-of-the-art pet services that range from routine vaccines to advanced cancer care, owner Chanda Holschbach and her team of dedicated veterinarians draw from an arsenal of advanced medical equipment that includes digital x-rays, , dental gear, and surgical tools used for hip replacements. With access to an in-house laboratory, the forward-thinking center also provides pet-patients with cutting-edge treatments, such as stem cell therapy and therapeutic laser treatments.
Grooming specialists, meanwhile, keep four-legged pals looking and feeling fresh at the center's on-site grooming studio, which they outfit with individual kennels and a fully-equipped bathing area.
Though Terri Watson specializes in dog grooming, her expertise extends to daycare, overnight boarding, and industry-grade belly rubs. She allows visiting pups to do as they please, whether it’s jumping on couches, fetching toys, or napping in a comfy bed. In addition to providing a safe, clean place for dogs to hang out while they wait for their masters to return, Terri strives to help her canine boarders burn off excess energy and socialize with other dogs.
Lisa, along with her staff at Lisa’s Little Paws, watches dogs of all sizes during doggie-daycare sessions or overnight boarding. The staff takes pooches outside to the swimming pool and sandbox on nice days or plays music and movies to entertain them indoors. In addition to boarding, Lisa’s Little Paws also offers grooming services and a boutique.
Due to their curious nature, dogs often come home dirty, whether from chasing squirrels through muddy fields or disassembling your car's transmission. Community Bark Dog Wash & Coffee Bar's dual locations provide specially designed stations for washing dogs of all sizes, whether for self-service sudsing or full-service washing by friendly groomers. The cleaners furnish all the tools needed to groom pups to perfection, including shampoos, conditioners, brushes, combs, and high-velocity hair dryers.
Whether returning from a walk or waiting for their pooch to dry, pet lovers can hang out in the dog-friendly Barker Lounge, where they can sip Alterra coffee and munch on pastries. The café also supplies treats for canine customers and free WiFi service for laptops and bark-activated phones.