Occasionally I work with clients who express concern or nervousness about telling their veterinarian that the information they are providing regarding their pet’s symptoms is coming directly from their animal via an animal communicator. That’s fair. While the benefits of working with an animal communicator are becoming more and more accepted and acknowledged, I know there are skeptics out there. Many veterinarians are very open to the idea, and some are extremely enthusiastic when it comes to using information gained directly from the animal via an animal communicator.
Let me share Abbey’s story. Abbey hurt herself while playing and her limp had become worse over a couple of days. Her guardians called to see if I could talk with Abbey before their upcoming veterinary appointment scheduled for the following Monday. I applaud their strategy. They recognized Abbey’s discomfort and worked quickly to schedule x-rays or whatever would be necessary to understand her injury, THEN they turned to animal communication to gain understanding of Abbey’s symptoms as described directly by Abbey, which might provide additional information to share with their vet.
As I began to get a feel for Abbey’s aches and pains, I recall telling her human “Abbey says it hurts here, and it feels better when she moves in this way.” After a few of these comments I realized that the client was getting quiet and more reserved. She admitted two things: 1. she expected Abbey to confirm the client’s assumption that the discomfort was in Abbey’s lower limb, which she also assumed would be obvious to the vet; and 2. the client hadn’t considered the need to broach the subject of using an animal communicator with her veterinarian and/or animal clinic staff.
You see, from human observation it appeared that Abbey probably had a “sprained ankle” of some sort. While they couldn’t find an exact location that was painful upon palpitation, the way Abbey was holding her leg and resting her leg when in a sitting position seemed as though her pain was in the lower extremity, the client explained. Conversely, Abbey expressed absolutely no concern for her lower leg; instead, her whole attention rested in the deep hip and pelvis area. The client, whom I had worked with on a few occasions previously, didn’t doubt Abbey’s explanation of her symptoms. This put the client in an awkward position, however, and she had to determine just how comfortable, or uncomfortable, she would be in telling the vet of our animal communication consultation.
An animal communicator’s role is to work on behalf of the animal, allowing the animal to be heard in whatever way is appropriate. The animal doesn’t care if their human admits to working with an animal communicator; they care that their information is being heard and used to the best possible benefit. When I understood the client’s discomfort in talking with the vet, we were able to come up with ways to share Abbey’s symptoms to the vet exactly as Abbey explained them, but which didn’t include the use of the words “animal communication.”
That Monday I received a very excited call from the client on her way home from their veterinary visit. The client had found a burst of courage and admitted to her veterinarian that she had received some very specific details about Abbey’s discomfort via an animal communicator. The vet’s response? “I LOVE animal communication! I’ve worked with an animal communicator myself a couple of times. Tell me, what did Abbey have to say?”
It turns out that Abbey’s very detailed description of where she was hurting allowed the vet to take one, and only one, x-ray and find the problem right away. The vet told the client that she would have started with the lower leg area, concurring with the client’s visual assumption. Her positive experience with animal communication, however, encouraged her to go first to the site of Abbey’s explanation. The problem area was, in fact, in the area between the hip socket and the pelvis. There was no need to look further, saving the client the expense of multiple x-rays and saving Abbey from extended and unnecessary poking and prodding.
”To tell, or not to tell” is a viable question. As long as your beloved animal’s information is being heard and expressed in an appropriate way, I encourage you to follow your intuition. You may find, as in the case of Abbey and her humans, an unqualified acceptance of the concept of animal communication by your health care provider. This opens the door for more dialog in the future regarding your pet’s symptoms and overall health experience. If you are concerned, however, that your animal clinic is not completely on board yet with the concept of animal communication, then work with your animal communicator to identify ways to share your pet’s critical information and symptoms to your health care provider in a way that remains truthful and in integrity for the animal and gives your furry companion every opportunity for a thorough and successful diagnosis. At some point, however, you may find a burst of courage in talking with your veterinarian about the use of animal communication, and you might just be surprised with their positive response!
What is your experience with sharing your animal’s symptoms with your health care provider? Leave a comment and let us know!