SARA Animal Reiki Training in England September 5-8

Reiki-class-at-Remus

SARA President Kathleen Prasad will once again be doing animal Reiki training at Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary in Essex, England. Remus is home to some of the oldest horses in the world and provides a wonderful and safe space for learning and for sharing Reiki. On September 5, Kathleen will be teaching a one-day Equine Reiki […]

Friday Links: New Bird Species, Duck Gets New Foot, Dog Saves Owner

No Pet Store Puppies

New Species of Bird Discovered in Cambodia Scientists have discovered a previously unknown bird species right in the capital city of Phnom Penh. The small, grey red-capped bird has been named Cambodian tailorbird, Orthotomus chaktomuk, and Simon Mahood of the Wildlife Conservation Society said “The modern discovery of an un-described bird species within the limits […]

Thoughts On Complementary Medicine (and Shingles)

Tamanu-&-Ravensara

I recently had an opportunity to both try out a variety of complementary medicine therapies and to set a few misconceptions straight. We had planned a long-awaited weekend getaway – a relaxing, rejuvenating few days on the beach in Rhode Island without phones and internet, badly needed after not taking a break for many months. […]

Friday Links: Canine OCD, Immunotherapy, and Mind-Controlling Parasites

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Similar Brain Abnormalities in Dogs and Humans with OCD Disorder Researchers from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and McLean Imaging Center found that the abnormalities in the brains of dogs with OCD were the same as those found in humans with the same disorder. Niwako Ogata, BVSc, Ph.D, who lead the research team said “It […]

Business Monday: Tips For Starting Your Animal Health Business

Dog-with-book

Today, we’re starting another new feature here at AWG: Business Mondays. We get a lot of questions about starting a small business, marketing difficulties, legal issues, etc., and I also know first hand how challenging it is to run a small business, where you are often the sole employee and have to deal with everything […]

Friday Links: Hero Rats, Talking Parrots and Endangered Chimpanzees

Acer negundo range map

Sycamore and Box Elder Trees to Blame for Equine Atypical Myopathy A team of international researchers believe they have found the cause for this often fatal condition: a toxin (hypoglycin A) in the seeds of sycamore trees (Acer pseudoplatanus) in Europe and box elder trees (Acer negundo) in the US. University of Liege University of […]