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Canine Acupressure & TCM
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Benefits of Canine Acupressure and Massage
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Grooming Senior Dogs at Home

Finding a groomer that you trust with your dog is much like finding a hairstylist for yourself. Once you find one you love, you stay with them forever, or until someone moves away. When that situation happens, we find ourselves asking for referrals, reading through Yelp reviews, and going through trial and error. That situation …

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Can my senior dog safely get a dental cleaning?

If you are someone who is worried about your senior dog going under for a dental cleaning, you are not alone. Pet parents often put off dental cleanings for their dogs because they are concerned about their dog going under anesthesia. Those concerns grow greater as their dogs become seniors. This is unfortunate because senior dogs …

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Anesthesia-free dental cleanings; Are they right for your dog?

You may have heard of anesthesia-free dental cleanings from your veterinarian or groomer. Non-anesthetic dental scaling is commonly referred to as NADS. They have been a very controversial topic for over a decade. They sound great; your pet does not need to go “under” and the cost is significantly less, but is it right for your …

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Understanding deafness in dogs

Is your dog deaf or losing his or her hearing? Deafness in dogs is more common than you may suspect. Hearing is not one of the essential sensory preceptors for dogs. If your dog is deaf or hard of hearing, there are a few things you can do to make life a little easier for …

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Acupressure to strengthen your dog’s immune system

There is minimal risk of your dog getting COVID-19. But the virus has been a huge reminder to all of us about how important our immune systems are. Here are five acupressure points that will help strengthen your dog’s immune system. They are great for seasonal allergies, reactions to medications or vaccines, or if your …

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Cleaning products can be hazardous to pets

Many household cleaners are toxic to pets With all of the concern about COVID-19, we need to be extra vigilant about cleaning. But what about the impact of those cleaning products on your health and that of your dog? Many cleaning products are highly toxic and contain bleach, ammonia, chlorine, glycol ethers, or formaldehyde.  These are …

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What is Canine Enrichment?

Canine enrichment activity is a vital tool that enhances the happiness, health, and vitality of your dog.  We all know how important it is to take your dog on daily walks or play at the park, but what about engaging your dog’s brain?  Dogs get bored too Most dogs sit at home all day while …

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Rabies vaccine and medical exemption laws

A bill was recently passed in Delaware, which allows rabies medical exemptions and titer tests in lieu of rabies vaccine for pets. Delaware was the first state to pass this groundbreaking bill that allows titer testing to assist in determining the necessity of the rabies vaccine. The vaccine has long been over administered due to …

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Valentine’s Beef Heart Treats for Dogs

Your furry valentine will love these beef heart treats. Beef heart is loaded with great nutrition for your dog and these yummy treats are super easy to make.   Benefits of beef heart for dogs Heart is made up of cardiac muscle. It is rich in protein and a great source of B-complex vitamins and coenzyme …

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Judgment Free Zone: Your Pet Family Size

Has anyone ever criticized your pet family size or how many pets are in your home? This can go both ways; people can pass judgment if they feel you have too many, or too few pets. This is generally just a projection of what they feel is right for them. Everyone has their own ideals, and …

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Your Dog’s Nose and the Importance of Sniffing

Your dog’s nose is an amazing sensory organ and sniffing is vitally important to your dog’s ability to gather information about his environment. When you grab the leash and get ready to take your dog outside, do you say “let’s go on a sniff?” Probably not, but maybe you should. You might even get annoyed …

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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 are 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 …