‘Dem Bones ‘Dem Bones: The Equine Skeleton

Equine skeleton

I have been thinking a great deal about bones lately. They seem to keep coming up for a number of reasons. For one thing, my own have been complaining as of late when I get up in the morning, a not so subtle reminder of my advancing age and my tendency to overdo…well…just about everything. […]

Meet Lola Michelin, Northwest School of Animal Massage


Lola Michelin is the founder and owner of the Northwest School of Animal Massage on Vashon Island, WA. Cattie: I first met Lola when I interviewed her on Animal Massage Guide (click here to read the interview). I had long been intrigued by her work with exotic animals and it was such a treat to […]

Meet Lisa Ruthig, Lively Dog


Lisa is the founder and owner of Lively Dog in N. Grosvenordale, CT. Cattie: I first met Lisa through Bancroft’s animal massage online discussion group, and was immediately impressed with her wealth of knowledge. People in the group ask a LOT of questions about pretty much everything related to animal health, as well as the […]

The Northwest School Of Animal Massage


It’s been a while since we featured a school here on AWG, but today, we have an interview with Lola Michelin, founder and Director of Education of The Northwest School of Animal Massage (NWSAM), located in Vashon, WA (Lola is also one of our expert contributors here at AWG). The Northwest School of Animal Massage […]

Massage Helps A Samoyed Get Back On His Feet And A PBGV With Epilepsy


I think many people don’t realize quite how powerful alternative therapies can be. Most people are aware that massage can help relieve stiff and sore muscles and loosen up scar tissue, but it can also be a tremendous help with many other conditions, both physical and psychological. We have talked about what massage is exactly earlier on […]

National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage News


For those who have not read my earlier post on the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure (NBCAAM), it was established in 2008 on the initiative of Amy Snow and Nancy Zidonis of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute. Their goal was to establish professional standards for animal massage and acupressure practitioners and, in their own […]

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 […]

Massage And Acupressure Treatment For Rabbit Digestion


Today’s post on rabbit digestion comes from Jodi McLaughlin. Jodi, a long-time holistic animal health provider, and owner and founder of The Blissful Bunny Massage Workshops, obviously has a soft spot for rabbits. I wrote about both acupressure and Jodi in more depth in a previous post, so I won’t repeat myself here, but don’t miss […]