Health & Well Being for Pets

September 25, 2009

Teeth Cleaning for our Animals

Periodically I am asked during animal communication sessions about dental care for pets. Sometimes the animal with which I’m working has discomfort or sensitivity in their mouth. We can get the specific symptoms from the animal during the consultation, but I always recommend that the animal be scheduled for a dental checkup in these cases, which usually can be done with the animal’s regular veterinarian. Sometimes, however, I am simply asked about the “rule of thumb” for dental cleanings and checkups. My rule of […]
September 1, 2009

Flower Essences for Emotional Healing – Part Two

Part One of “Flower Essences for Emotional Healing” discussed the properties and benefits of flower essence remedies, which can offer valuable support for our beloved animals in times of emotional stress. Whether one chooses individual essences, pre-mixed or a custom-blend, the results are often obvious and quick. This post will discuss common indicators for the consideration of a flower essence, as well as a few essences which I recommend for animals in need. Flower essences don’t appeal to all animals, but those who are […]
August 24, 2009

Flower Essences for Emotional Healing – Part One

As an animal communicator I work with animals for a broad variety of reasons. Some are straight-forward, others are quite complex. Some animals with which I work exhibit obvious emotional distress; others express some subtle, underlying emotional sensitivities. It is not uncommon for emotional sensitivities or distress to have a direct correlation to behavioral issues, and if left unchecked, could develop into certain types of physical issues. Occasionally I work with an animal with low-grade anxiety which disappears once the animal feels heard and understood, or has the […]
August 14, 2009

Our Well-Being Affects our Pets

For years now I’ve challenged myself to consider carefully how I think and act. I believe strongly that my internal state of mind and my external way of being directly affect how my life plays out in big ways and in small. My health and overall well-being, as well my animal companion’s well-being, are directly linked to my state of mind. Still, it can be a challenge to maintain a positive outlook, especially in today’s difficult times.    Most of us are looking […]
July 11, 2009

Summer Dangers – Snakes (Part Two)

At the conclusion of  “Summer Dangers – Snakes (Part One)” Cooper the black lab had been in the Veterinary Hospital for a few days after being bitten by a rattlesnake. He had received anti-venom serum, and Wendy, his temporary caregiver, along with the veterinary staff, was starting to see signs of improvement.   A Reminder of the Cast of Characters: Cooper – four-year-old black Labrador Retriever Morgan – Cooper’s Golden Retriever friend Wendy – Morgan’s mom, and Cooper’s caretaker when his family is […]
July 7, 2009

Summer Dangers – Snakes (Part One)

Ah, glorious summertime. Living in the mountains of Colorado, I look forward to a few months of warm, sunny weather as many of you do. Summertime brings some dangers, however, of which we all need to be aware. A previous post discussed poison mushrooms and some dangerous foliage. In most regions, summer dangers also includes poisonous snakes. The snake varieties vary from region to region – here in the Rocky Mountains we keep our eyes open for rattle snakes. Where my family lives […]
June 30, 2009

Preparing Pets for Our Vacation

For many of us, summer signals our annual family vacation – a time to get away, relax, see new sights, and have fun. Vacations, however, aren’t always eagerly anticipated by our animal companions. 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 their reaction can vary depending on the arrangements made for their care. My two dogs are night […]
June 26, 2009

Homeopathic Remedies for Animals

I have been a proponent and beneficiary of Homeopathic Remedies for many years now. While the healing derived from homeopathics can be subtle and is generally noticed over a period of  time, I have personally experienced positive outcomes for both physical and emotional maladies. Can homeopathic remedies be used safely and effectively with animals? Absolutely! My homeopathic practitioner has identified appropriate remedies for my own animals with success, and several of my clients have mentioned their veterinarians who work with […]
June 24, 2009

Summer Foliage Dangers

We’ve been having a wonderfully wet spring and early summer here in Colorado. Mountain wild flowers are thriving and the temperatures are ideal for nature hikes. Unfortunately, with all the beauty and lushness comes some dangers for our pets. As I’ve been out doing my routine “spring cleanup” around my property I’ve seen a lot – I mean a LOT – of wild mushrooms in the wetter areas. I don’t recall mushrooms being so obvious in years past, and it’s given […]
June 12, 2009

Resources to Assist when our Pet Passes On

This is a difficult and emotional topic, but one that I work with regularly in my animal communication practice. At some point our beloved pet will age, and eventually will pass away. I appreciate when animal guardians seek out communication or counseling services when the time draws near. It can be extremely helpful for the animal and the guardian to have final words and an opportunity for closure. Often the client utilizes animal communication to understand the animals preference – will they be able to pass on […]