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Acupressure, Health

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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Health

The danger of foxtails to your dog

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 Mom Life, Recipes, Travel with your Dog

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 …

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Health

Essential Oils for Dogs

Essential oils are the aromatic and volatile liquids that are distilled from certain aromatic plants. Only about 1% of all plants are classified as aromatic. Hundreds of chemical compounds make up a plant’s essence. When these compounds are distilled, they become very potent. Because essential oils so powerful, they should be treated with the same …

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Health

Lawn and Garden Chemicals and Cancer in Dogs

Cancer is the leading cause of non-accidental death in dogs. It didn’t use to be that way, but with all of the toxins our dogs are exposed to, it’s no wonder. Nearly 50% of pets over the age of 10 will develop some type of cancer, with lymphoma being one of the most common. Lymphoma …

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Health

Nationally Certified in Canine Acupressure

Acupressure is one of the most ancient healing arts.  Like acupuncture, which is uses the same pressure points, it is based in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  The primary difference is that acupuncture uses needles to activate the points. There is evidence that shows veterinary acupressure has been used since 2000-3000 BC. In ancient times, eastern cultures would use …

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Recipes

Chicken Stew for Dogs

Who doesn’t love a nice wholesome chicken stew with all the warmth and yumminess that goes with it? Your dog is certainly no exception. I make this stew about once a month and store extra servings in the freezer. I vary the vegetables from time to time, so feel free to make modifications, but this …

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Health

It’s Tick Season!

As temperatures start to warm up in April and May so does the concern for ticks. Anytime it is above freezing, ticks can be active.  They are most active when it’s above 45 degrees Fahrenheit, but they don’t die off in the cold, they are just less active or dormant.  Adult ticks, are about the …

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Recipes

Baking Rainy Day Yin Cookies for Dogs

Rainy days are perfect for making cookies.  These Yin Cookies are super easy to make and are great for warming the body and spirit.  I modified this recipe from one I learned through the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute.  If you’d like to learn that recipe too, follow this link to my YouTube video. In Traditional Chinese …