Homeopathy’s Answer to Tick Diseases

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Finding a tick on your dog can be very distressing, especially with all the tick diseases that are emerging – lyme, ehrlichia, and anasplasmosis to name a few. As a homeopathic consultant, I’ve received more than a few frantic calls from dog owners after they’ve discovered an engorged tick on their dog. I understand everyone’s […]

Feline Diabetes

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Has your cat been diagnosed with diabetes? Don’t panic. A growing number of cats have it; the good news is that it’s manageable. You may be wondering why your cat developed this disease. After all, he doesn’t snack on candy. But when he eats foods composed of proteins, carbohydrates and fats, he must break these […]

Feline Emergencies: What Your Cat Won’t Tell You!

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Cats are wonderful, amazing and elusive creatures. Most cats will instinctively conceal signs of injury and illness. In the wild, a sick or injured big cat quickly turns from predator to prey, so hiding signs of weakness has become an instinctual survival technique. In our homes, our beautiful domesticated creatures may retain these instincts, making […]

Q&A: How To Get Rid of Fleas

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Our experts answer a question about fleas from one of our readers: Q: Is there any way to get rid of cat fleas without using chemicals? Lola Michelin, Northwest School of Animal Massage: Yes, although it takes commitment and diligence and even then, results vary. Anywhere the cat spends time has to be heat cleaned […]

How to Give Homeopathic Remedies to your Pet

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Homeopathy is a system of medicine that heals by “energy” rather than chemicals. The remedies come in the form of little sugar pellets that are approximately the size of a sesame seed. When giving a homeopathic remedy to yourself, you tap one or two of the dry homeopathic pellets directly in your mouth and dissolve […]

The Amazing Impact of Massage at Animal Shelters

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An estimated six to eight million cats and dogs enter shelters each year, and about half of those find new homes. About 2.7 million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters each year. Shelters across the country are implementing enrichment programs to improve the lives of the animals in their care and increase the chances […]

Food as Medicine

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It’s difficult to keep track of what foods are considered healthy these days, isn’t it? It seems like one thing everyone can agree on is that whole foods just have to be good. Unadulterated, nutritious whole foods; foods that look like food, that come from where we live, that are raised without chemical and hormonal […]

Grooming Your Cat with Help from Acupressure

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Feline cleanliness is a matter of survival and health. Because cats are predatory animals, if a cat were to emit an odor, their rodent-supper would be alerted to their whereabouts and get away. Additionally, to avoid attracting unwanted attention from prey animals, cats need to be extremely clean. Neither their prey nor predators should be […]

Bach Flower Essences for Fear in Animals

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As a Flower Essence Animal Therapist, I am often called to work with animals that have fear issues. Listening to each case, I am able to unravel the story behind the emotions. A lot of the cases I am asked to work with are often termed “Fear Aggression”. To the owner, their animal will appear […]