|Treat your dog to something special. VKC offers spa treatments to both our daycare and boarding clients.|
Spa treatments at VKC consist of:
Spa treatments are priced according to the size and hair length of the dog, as well as the season and condition of the coat. Extensive brush-out or de-matting is charged at an additional rate. Please inquire about specific pricing for your dog at check-in.
As a special treat to your dog after playing hard all day, or for the older dog with stiff joints or muscles, VKC offers massage treatments from a certified massage therapist. This is sure to make your dog happy and relaxed. Ask for details when making reservations or at check-in.
KAT RIPLEY: L/SAMP
Kat is a graduate of the Northwest School of Animal Massage and is certified as a small and large animal massage practitioner. Kat employs various therapeutic modalities including; Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Acupressure and Sports Massage depending on the need.
Just like people, dogs can experience bumps, bruises, injuries or trauma. Look for the signs. A lack of willingness or resistance to move in a certain direction can signal that your pet has muscular discomfort. Tight or painful muscles in your dogs can also produce unwanted behavior. Massage can help the arthritic, the athletic, the weekend warrior and the hyperactive dog. Massage considers the entire animal, not just the specific area that may be painful. Massage is a proactive therapy that addresses future health issues and also helps with certain problems your pet may already have. Fortunately dogs give us clear feedback when they are being massaged so we can tailor the session to fit their needs.