Q&A: Healing Crystals (and more) for Shelter Animals

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Today’s post is a reader question about healing crystals, in particular which ones  to use with shelter dogs. Our experts weigh in on this subject, and also share a few other ways to help. Q: I’ve recently started working with crystal healing, mainly for myself. I work in an animal shelter, and am in charge of […]

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 […]

Q&A: Dealing with Grief (for Humans and Animals)

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Our experts offer advice for how to help heal bereaved pets (and people). We received a question from a reader asking for advice on how to deal with both her own and her dog’s grief. Our reader asked about crystals in particular, but many other complementary therapies can help as well, and since loss and […]

Calendula – A Must Have for Your Doggie First Aid Kit

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Calendula, used to soothe cuts and rashes and any kind of wound, is a homeopathic remedy that no first-aid kit should be without. Calendula is made from the Garden marigold (Calendula officinalis). This flower has healing power that needs to be shouted from the rooftops. I’ve been using it at Save A Dog for a […]

Canine Anxiety Acupressure Session

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There are so many reasons for a dog to be anxious. They live in our stressful world with us and often absorb our anxiety. Our domesticated canines are constantly being expected to behave in ways that are not natural to them. Remember, our dogs take after their wolf ancestors and still have wolf tendencies and […]

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 […]

New Regular Contributor: Animal Homeopath Shirley Moore

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Shirley Moore is a professionally trained homeopath and the founder and director of the humane society Save A Dog in Sudbury, MA. Cattie: I first met Shirley at the Conference on Complementary Animal Healing in Boxborough, MA, a few years ago. She gave a presentation on homeopathy, and even though I had been using it […]

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 […]