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Welcome to Healing Tails

Healing Tails strongly believes in developing a   partnership   with proactive pet parents committed to   naturally   supporting their pet's health conditions and injuries without the use of continuous medications or surgery.

What We Do

We focus on natural pain relief for your pet in order to reduce their dependency on pain medications and improve their mobility and quality of life. 

Animal physical rehabilitation or canine physical therapy is a growing field in veterinary medicine and Healing Tails is on the cutting edge and one of only a few pet physical rehabilitation clinics in Chicago with a fully equipped pet rehab suite including:

  • Laser therapy

  • Underwater treadmill therapy

  • Massage therapy

  • Therapeutic exercise 

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Is Your Pet Experiencing Any Of These Symptoms?

SLOWness and STIFFness when standing up​

Difficulties walking up or down stairs

Trouble jumping up on the couch or into the car

Arching the back or walking differently

Limping

Slowing down on walks

Muscle spasms

ACL/CCL Injury

Arthritis

Hip dysplasia

Elbow dysplasia

Tendonitis

Degenerative myelopathy

Intervertebral Disc Disease

Laryngeal paralysis

Surgery

How Healing Tails Can Help

Step 1:  We want to listen to you!

We know finding the right help for your pet can sometimes be a frustrating experience. Perhaps you've had a difficult time getting an appointment have your pet seen for your concerns. You may have waited weeks for the visit only to feel that you did really get to the root cause of your pet's pain and symptoms. We know that no two dogs or pet families are alike. We want to understand your concerns about your pet and pet sure we can help you reach your goals. Whether those goals are to return to agility classes or continue to enjoy your long walks on the lakefront - we are here to help make sure you achieve those goals!

Step 2: We want to identify your pet's pain. 

You may have been given pain medications to address your pet's pain and they didn't help much. Or maybe your pet's pain returned once they finished their course of medications. We know that once your pet has an injury or develops an issue with a specific joint, the pain typically doesn't stop there. They often develop muscular dysfunction and pain in other parts of the the body. Through our comprehensive exam process we're able to identify all of your pet's areas of pain and create a treatment plan to specifically address your pets unique needs. 

Step 3: We want to make sure you understand and are a part of the team!

We meet a lot of pet parents who come to us with a diagnosis for their pet, but despite multiple vet visits, they still don't have a clear understanding of their pet's condition or what it will take to get them pain free.  We take the time to explain your pet's exam findings including reviewing any previous medical records and diagnostics to ensure you have a clear understanding of your pet's condition and how you can help them. We value the relationships we create with pet parents and consider you to be a valuable part of your pet's team! 

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"Since day one Dr. Arielle has been accommodating to my pup who has anxiety and fearfulness. When she tore her ACL we opted for alternative treatment which got her walking with decreased lameness faster than we all had anticipated! Each session Arielle was very patient, observant, knowledgeable, and always listened to requests and concerns. Her approach was very adaptive from session to session based on progress. She also helped get my pups gut flora balanced within a month! Can't recommend her enough!" 

- Daniel and Mina