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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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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 pet professionals, …

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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 its 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. Burdock …

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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 species of mosquitos.  Seventy or fewer species can …

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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 keep your dog’s energy in balance. Canine chakra balancing is particularly helpful with emotional and behavioral issues. What are …

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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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