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Canine Acupressure & TCM
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Benefits of Canine Acupressure and Massage
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Acupressure Benefits for Senior Dogs

Senior dogs benefit greatly from acupressure. Acupressure is a modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been used for over 3,000 years on both animals and humans. When a certain point, called an “acupoint” on a “meridian”, or pathway, is activated through light pressure, chi and blood travel to corresponding organs. This, in turn, helps …

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Pet quality of life and hospice care

What is pet quality of life and hospice care? Are you trying to determine life choices for your pet and want a little bit of help figuring out if your pet is suffering too much or if there is something more you can do? Every dog and cat parent comes to a time when they …

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Benefits of bone broth for dogs

What are the benefits of bone broth for dogs? Bone broth is loaded with good nutrition and essential minerals for both you and your dog. It’s a perfect supplement to any food; dry or wet, home prepared, kibble or raw.  It’s super easy to make and it freezes nicely in ice cube trays or glass bowls, …

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The importance of brushing your dog’s teeth

Periodontal disease is the most common health concern for dogs and cats. It’s estimated that 80% of dogs over the age of three have dental disease. That’s a huge percentage of the dog population! That’s why brushing your dog’s teeth is so important. Signs of periodontal disease include bad breath, tartar, difficulty eating, bleeding gums, jaw …

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Fear Free Veterinary Visits for your Dog

Does the concept of a fear free veterinary visit sound too good to be true?’ Does the word “vet” cause your dog to cower and tremble? Well thankfully fear free veterinary visits are a real thing! Well known veterinarian, Dr. Marty Becker, created a certification program called Fear Free Pets. The program teaches veterinary and …

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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 …