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Dog Massage: Dogs Respond Like Dogs

It happens occasionally with the young, busy dogs during their massage or older dogs or really, any dog; they fall asleep or relax quietly during their massage. Bless their hearts. You see, it’s a big misconception that during a dog massage, dogs will act like humans… lay down, relax, stay still, fall asleep, sigh etc. Some do learn what’s happening …

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Connecting with Your Horse

I wonder what the horse world would be like if we shifted our thinking about the way we connect with them, if we formed a relationship with them that is both give and take on a deeper emotional level, being mindful and intentional about the time we spend with them. More than that just keeping them safe and feeding them …

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Dogs with Cancer Series: Healing Benefits of Canine Massage

As many of you know, I recently lost my beloved pit bull Emily to cancer. Losing her was incredibly painful and emotional, and you can read about it in my blog. Through it all, I found solace in giving her massages to help ease some of her pain. Emily loved massages, stretching and rolling along, and it created a special …

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Pet Loss & A Tribute To Emily (Dogs with Cancer Series)

With a very heavy heart, this isn’t the next blog I had in mind when writing a series about cancer. The write up on diet is almost done, but instead, I write about not only the inevitable of losing your pet, I write about losing my own beloved Emily, my pit pull, my only “foster fail”, my heart, my family …

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Dog’s with Cancer: Series Introduction

Dogs with cancer is becoming more and more common. Did you know that, “approximately one in four dogs will develop neoplasia and almost half the dogs over the age 10 will get cancer”, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Statistics are staggering for the amount of beings – human and animals – that get cancer. Cancer is something that …

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Caring for A Senior Pet – The Last Chapter

Hospice Care for Pets I have started to write about a very emotional and sensitive topic it seems a 100 times over – senior pet care…. but I have yet to get out the right words, to connect in a “blog” on such a personal level, that you hear me and you understand that I am here for you and your …

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Animal Communication Helps Pushy Pony and Her Person

A horse’s behavior sure can tell us that something is wrong, but sometimes we need to dig deeper to find answers to help us start to make positive changes.  This is where animal communication often comes into play with people and their loved animal companions.  Read about how animal communication and essential oils helped bring Lilly Mae and Jill to …

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Equine Massage Helps in Horse’s Recovery

Animal’s Name: Rockin’ Ravi Barn Name: Ravi Breed: Holsteiner           Age: 13 Discipline: Hunter / Eventing Ravi’s Person: Karen Karen and Ravi have been a team for the last four years and started competing about a year later in hunter and eventing. While they love competing, their biggest goal and achievement is about their personal relationship and being on the same …

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Why Dog Athlete Gets Dog Massages and More

Roue: Kansosaks Que Baton Rouge Omax Rottweiler Birthday: July 7, 2008 Disciplines: Obedience, Rally, Agility, Fly Ball, Lure Course, Barn Hunt Roue’s Person: Pat Roue is a beautiful and fun-loving dog that might fool you into thinking that it’s all fun and games, well, because it is! She is a true athlete that loves to work and she’ll give just …

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Dog Massage Keeps Spondylosis at Bay

Yoshi 14 Years Old Shih Tzu-Poodle Yoshi’s People: Jeremy and Angie Yoshi has been a family dog her whole life, and currently loving life as an “only child”. Some of her favorite things to do is go for walks, snuggle and she is a fierce protector of Angie. Her size doesn’t matter to this little dog! She is a protector …