Frequently Asked Animal Questions

October 5, 2010

Pet Names DO Matter!

Through my work as an animal communicator, I never tire of hearing some of the creative and distinctive names that humans assign their pets. It is common for clients to want to know if their newly adopted pet likes their new name. While the responses from the animals are varied, I recognize that names DO matter to animals, but not in the way we might think. A name is a name to the animals, but it is the energetic reaction that we humans might have when […]
August 31, 2010

More Household Dangers for Pets

There are hazards for our pets throughout our daily lives, some of which I mentioned in a previous post, Household Dangers for Pets. Some of these hazards are obvious and talked about frequently; others may come as a surprise. Whether this is a reminder or new information, I hope it will help to keep your pets safe. Chemicals around the house Garages and the cabinet under the kitchen sink often contain chemicals which can pose danger for pets. Drain cleaners, car antifreeze, pool/spa chemicals, […]
August 4, 2010

Household Dangers for Pets

I have a few posts discussing dangers for our pets: snakes, poisonous mushrooms, and hazards around the holidays with ribbons, ornaments, Halloween candy, and toxic seasonal plants. These kinds of dangers are fairly well known but I, for one, get in a routine and can let my guard down. I won’t attempt to mention all the various household dangers in this one post, but there are a few hazards which I think are worthy of a mention. Please talk with your veterinarian and […]
June 24, 2010

Vacation Preparation for our Pets

During this season of family vacations, following is a reminder partially taken from a post last summer on how to prepare our pets for our time away: Generally speaking, a vacation is an exciting time for humans. This is not always the case for the animals of the family, however. For some pets, their human being away for any length of time is a sad, lonely, perhaps anxiety-ridden experience. Each animal reacts differently to time away from their primary human guardians, and […]
June 9, 2010

FAQ: Helping Pets Deal with Summer Heat

An animal communication client asked:  Any tips on how to help extra furry dogs stay cool in this heat?? That’s a great question! Having lived with pugs, I do have some tricks up my sleeve. While a pug is not “extra furry” like a Husky or Australian Shepard, they do have delicate respiratory systems which can become very quickly compromised in heat and humidity. Here are some tips: Of course, first and foremost, limit your dog’s intense activity during the hottest part of the day. […]
May 6, 2010

Communicating with Animals in Spirit

Many people ask me if animal communication works with animals who have passed on. The short answer is “yes” but of course, there is a longer, more detailed answer as well. As an animal communicator, my experience is that most animals remain available, willing, ready, and even anxious to communicate with their humans. Occasionally this is not the case, but I can think of a few animals who have passed away with whom I have not been able to connect. There are a variety […]
April 16, 2010

Animal Communication and Body Language

An animal communication client of mine has been studying up on animal body language as they get to know their new puppy. They wonder about a dog’s body language and how it relates to their feelings from an animal communication point of view. I’m so glad they asked! I’ve never thought about this before, and I’ve taken some time ponder. More than 90% of my animal communication consultations are done via phone. I generally have a photo of the animal(s) as a focal point, but […]
February 11, 2010

Talking To Your Animals is Great Validation!

Animal communication is, in its simplest form, validation for both you and for your pets. External validation helps us know we are on track and making a difference in our world and for those around us. It serves the same purpose for our pets. The dictionary definition lists: Validation – to make somebody feel valued as a person, or feel that his or her ideas or opinions are worthwhile; confirm truthfulness of something – to confirm or establish the truthfulness or soundness […]
January 19, 2010

Are Veterinarians Open To Animal Communication?

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 […]
December 17, 2009

Animal Communication Over The Phone – Seriously?

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive from new clients is: how can you work with my animal over the phone?