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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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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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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 …

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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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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 …