Welcome to Animal Wellness Guide; the new home of Animal Massage Guide!

Our new site is finally live!

If you are a reader who has followed AMG for a while, you may remember that I last year posted an announcement about upcoming changes and improvements to the blog, with the optimistic goal of having a new (this) site up Cattie Coyle and Sadieand running in no time. Well, it took a bit longer than expected, but it’s is finally here.

As you probably have noticed already, we have a new name, new logo, new look, and much improved navigation – now you can find everything right from the front page. All the content is still here, but it has been updated and edited, and we have lots of new posts in store (some are being published this weekend already.)

I am personally very happy with this new site; it is exactly what I had envisioned and it was definitely worth all the hard work. There are still some improvements I want to make and many features I want to add, but I did not want to hold off on the launch any longer – apparently I’m already late in the game: I just the other day came across this quote by LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman:

“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late”

so I guess this site should have gone live about 6 months ago… :-)

To new readers who are visiting this blog for the first time (hi!), here is a bit of background:

In 2008, when increasingly severe allergies forced me to close my small animal massage business “Nimble Limbs Animal Massage”, I started a blog called Animal Massage Guide. I did it both because even though I wasn’t able to do massage on animals any more, I wanted others to learn what an amazing healing modality it is, and also because while I was practicing, I was contacted many times by people who were interested in learning animal massage, wanted to start their own animal massage business, or add animal massage to their existing “human” massage business and were looking for advice.

So I thought: why not put all that I know and have learned together in one place, online, where everyone in the world can access it. And I did. I didn’t know a thing about themes, plugins, html, and the importance of never forgetting a single >, but bit by bit I learned and the blog slowly started to grow.

At the same time, I was researching and trying every natural way to cure allergies I could find, and in my quest came across many therapies I never knew existed. And what was even more exciting was that most were also used with animals. Naturally, I wanted to share that with my readers as well, so what started as a blog about animal massage slowly became a blog about many different alternative therapies for animals.

In 2013, as a group of expert contributors came on board, the blog had started to outgrow both its name and the site it was on – it was time for a change. The plan for a new site begun, and today, you are visiting the result: Animal Wellness Guide.

I hope you enjoy the site and find the information useful for you and your animals. We are adding more content all the time and would love to hear your thoughts on the site and what you want to read about. Or any questions you may have. Send us
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Again, welcome to AWG. Come on in and start exploring!

Cattie Coyle

Cattie Coyle

Founder and Editor at Animal Wellness Guide
Cattie is the founder and editor of Animal Wellness Guide. She is a freelance photographer, graduate of Bancroft School of Massage Therapy’s small animal program, and has studied Applied Zoopharmacognosy. Learn more about Cattie
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