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Canine Acupressure & TCM
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Benefits of Canine Acupressure and Massage
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Fear Free Veterinary Visits

Does your dog drag his paws when going to veterinarian’s office? Does the word “vet” cause your dog to cower and tremble? Have you started trying to trick your dog by saying you are going somewhere else, but somehow, he knows what you are up to and shakes and pants the whole way there? Well …

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If your Dog or Cat Outlives You

Have you ever worried about what would happen to your dog or cat if something happened to you? This is a serious consideration for many people, especially those who don’t have extended family or whose family would be unable or unwilling to care for a pet. There are some steps you can take to help ensure …

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Calendula for your Dog

Calendula, also known as pot marigold, is a wonderful herb that we can use to help our dogs. It’s also one that should be included in your dog’s first aid kit.   Externally, it works great to soothe the skin and heal wounds. In addition to it’s soothing properties, it is an anti-fungal and antibacterial. It’s …

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Burdock Liver Tonic for Dogs

Burdock is a biennial plant with the scientific name, Arctium. It is native to Europe and Asia, but several varieties have been introduced worldwide. The plant has heart shaped leaves and purple burrs at the top that have reverse hooks that stick to everything. But the part that we are interested in is the root. …

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Making Flower Crowns for Your Dog

Flower crowns are so easy to make and look super cute on your dog. I especially love them because I like to make matching things for me and my dog to wear. They also make a cute Halloween costume for your dog. Watch my YouTube video and I’ll walk you through the steps to make …

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Heartworm and Your Dog

Heartworm is a scary and potentially fatal disease.  Taking it seriously is vital to your dog’s health.  Just about every pet parent knows that heartworm medications are recommended every month, but not everyone follows this recommendation.  The question is, should you? Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitos. There are more than 3,000 of species of mosquitos.  Seventy or fewer species …

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Canine Chakra Balancing

Dogs have chakras, just as humans and all other living things do. Canine chakras can get imbalanced, just as ours do. Understanding where the chakras are located, and what each is responsible for, will help you in keeping your dog’s energy in balance. Canine chakra balancing is particularly helpful with emotional and behavior issues. Chakras …

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Benefits of Massage and Acupressure for Dogs

Dogs benefit from massage and acupressure the same way you do. It’s not just about having a relaxation session with candles and soft music, but rather the great many health benefits that stem from there. Weekly therapeutic bodywork for dogs increases blood, chi and lymph flow and circulation throughout the body. This movement is truly …

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Beware of Foxtails

Foxtails… those pesky little things.  It used to just be the western states that had to deal with foxtails, but this invasive plant is now found across the country. In summer months, they seem to be everywhere, and unfortunately, they can be very dangerous and even deadly for your dog.   Foxtails are a type of grassy …

Dog Paw Burns and Hot Pavement Dangers

You might look at your phone to see what the air temperature is before you head out on a walk with your dog, but air temperature is not a good indicator of surface temperature. What seems like a nice comfortable stroll, might actually be agonizing for you dog.   Sidewalks, asphalt, sand and dirt all heat …