Four wellness treatments for spoiling your pet rotten

Four wellness treatments for spoiling your pet rotten

These pet spas give new meaning to the phrase ‘downward dog’

(Image: Carlo Mendoza)
Aromatherapy Massage

Dogs in need of major R&R head to Yorkville’s DOGee spa, where the available spa services include hot oil treatments, paw pedicures and relaxing deep-tissue rubs using soothing essential oils. $100 per hour; extra $7–$40 for door-to-door chauffeur service. 179 Avenue Rd., 416-515-7729.


Elaine Turner is the Dr. Doolittle of the 905: she’s a certified animal communicator who uses reiki, a form of energy healing, to foster deeper connections between people and their pets. She also offers workshops for wannabe pet therapists. $90–$150 per session.


“Doga” is already popular in New York and L.A. The first Toronto class, run by yogi Shannon Young, launched in February at the Super Wonder Gallery on Bloor. It’s a regular vinyasa workout with some doggy participation: for instance, owners may lift their pups aloft while striking a warrior pose. $20.

Body Sculpting

The Woof Watchers program at the Canine Wellness Centre helps chubby pups shed unwanted poundage. The plan includes nutrition advice and a personalized exercise program, including sessions on the clinic’s underwater treadmill. $70–$110. 68A Railside Rd., 416-690-1077.

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