VIDEO: Pets enjoy massages at pet resort

By Siyao Long

Paradise 4 Paws, a Chicago-based pet resort, offers Spot or Kitty massage therapy with handmade scents at $27 for 15 minutes and $47 for 30 minutes. 

Pet owners say the therapy provides flexibility and eases the aches for aging pets.

According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent $55.7 billion on their pets in 2013,  and most likely spent more last year. 

Photo at top: Alexia Macri, the massage therapist at Paradise 4 Paws, helps animals with circulation and flexibility.
(Siyao Long/Medill)