Veterinary Nutrition: How To Choose The Right Food For Your Pet

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We all know that eating right is extremely important, and consistently subsiding on a diet full of processed foods and saturated fat leads to a number of disorders and diseases. And it is just as important for our pets as it is for us, but with all the conflicting information out there, how do you […]

Massage and Puppies

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A local dog walker has been very helpfully recommending my dog massage service to her clients. She asked me if I could put together a ‘Puppy Pack’ and ‘Senior Sheet’ – some documents that she could hand out to her clients who have young dogs and more elderly dogs and how massage could benefit them. […]

Animal Safety During Halloween, Fireworks Night and New Years

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It is the time of year when animals are exposed to fireworks and firecrackers. Fireworks are being used more and more as a way for us to celebrate; they are now commonplace at birthday parties, Christmas celebrations and New Years celebrations. While we may enjoy the brightly coloured flashes and loud sounds, unfortunately most of […]

Q&A: Massage and Phantom Pregnancy in Dogs

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We recently received an interesting question from one of our readers and wanted to share it here for others to learn from as well (don’t miss the update at the end of the post). Tracey, a canine massage practitioner in the UK, wrote: Q: Is massage safe for a bitch experiencing a phantom pregnancy? As […]

Q&A: Massage For Abnormal Ligaments In Front Paw

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Q: I am looking to adopt an 8-12 week old puppy who has ligament problems with her front paw and leg. I was wondering if massage would help her? Answer by Lola Michelin, Northwest School of Animal Massage: Of course, a massage practitioner would need a full description of the condition, preferably from a veterinarian […]

Acupressure Points For Canine Osteoarthritis

Canine-Arthritis

Older dogs are prone to developing arthritis. However, even young dogs can develop arthritis due to trauma to the joint, hereditary malformations, breeding issues, unstable joints, poor diet, and infection. Early detection is key to slowing the degenerative process and managing the dog’s level of pain. Indicators of canine arthritis include: Reluctance to play, walk, […]

How To Do Crystal Healing With Animals

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Last month, I introduced myself as a crystal energy therapist offering advice on crystal healing for animals. This month, I will describe some basic crystal healing etiquette and two simple methods for using crystals on animals. Healing is a very intimate activity. One’s defenses must be lowered to permit an energetic exchange between the healer […]