AWG Guest Post Series: Good Dog Aquatic Fitness

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Today’s guest post comes from Luis and Mary Carillo, owners of Good Dog Aquatic Fitness in North Andover, Massachusetts. Good Dog is a referral facility that specializes in canine hydrotherapy, rehabilitation, and massage therapy to help dogs recover from injury and illness as well as maintain their overall health and quality of life. Luis, a […]

Canine Hydrotherapy


Today’s featured alternative healing modality is canine hydrotherapy (a.k.a. canine water therapy). Different forms of hydrotherapy for humans have been around for thousands of years – ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all used it to improve their health, spirits and general well-being. Equine hydrotherapy, in particular using cold sea water on leg injuries, has been […]

Animal Wellness Guide Guest Post Series: Jody Chiquoine

Jody Chiquoine

Today’s guest post comes from Jody Chiquoine, the founder and director of Fitter Critters, a canine rehabilitation and hydrotherapy facility in Lee, Massachusetts. When her Newfoundland Zowie was traumatically injured, Jody, a registered nurse for 34 years, used her expertise in rehabilitating people to help Zowie back to health. Inspired by this experience, Fitter Critters […]

Alternative Healing Modalities


There are many ways to promote health, and most holistic animal health practitioners are trained in more than one technique. I would like to point out that while most of us turn to one or several therapies to fix a problem or cure an illness, these are all wonderful as preventative therapies as well. I […]