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Does your cat have whisker stress?

Food and water bowls that are too small can result in a feline behavioral issue called whisker stress. Does your cat pull her food...

Tibetan singing bowl therapy

If you’ve never heard Tibetan singing bowls, you’re in for a treat, and so is your dog or cat. This unique modality uses sound...

Calming games for a hyperactive dog

Over-excitement can be a problem if you can’t get your hyperactive dog to settle down. These 3 games help by rewarding relaxed behavior. Identifying a...

How To Pick Up & Hold A Cat

Did you know there is a better way to pick up and hold a cat? Picking up your cat is something you do everyday without...

4 ways Reiki can help shelter animals

Shelter dogs and cats are under a lot of stress. Reiki can relieve their discomfort and even make them more adoptable. Animal shelters are stressful...

Unwanted behaviors and nutrition

Find out how certain dietary nutrients and calming supplements may curb aggression, anxiety and other unwanted behaviors in dogs. Did you know that nutrition plays...

Does your dog impact your sleep?

Many people love having their dogs and cats sleep with them. But if your slumber is being disturbed by a noisy, restless or bed-hogging...

Reduce the risk of dog bites

Dog bites can be prevented with proper education on how to recognize even the subtlest signs of unease in your dog. There are millions of...

EFT can ease your pet’s emotions

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), or Tapping, can help with anxiety, phobias and related problems in dogs and cats. Emotional Freedom Technique is a healing modality...

Folliculitis in dogs

This common condition is caused by an inflammation of the skin follicles. Here are some natural ways to ease the itch of folliculitis. Have you...

Music’s healing effects

Studies have shown playing the right music can have a powerful and calming influence on dogs and cats. Sound is a major factor of our...

New age healing modalities for pets

New age healing modalities have a place in many holistic and integrative approaches. A friend of mine recently informed her brother that she was going to...

Rooibos tea — a healing brew for you and your dog

Added to his food, incorporated into recipes or used topically, rooibos tea offers a range of benefits. Have you ever tried rooibos tea? Also known as...

Excessive paw licking — it may not be allergies!

Why is she constantly licking her paws? Abby has a puzzling habit. She spends hours licking her front paws. Her guardian took her to the...

Understanding anxiety and aggression in dogs and cats

Why are anxiety and aggression so common in dogs and cats, and how can they be resolved? About three years ago, our Irish setter Coral...

How being a pet parent improves your health

Being a pet parent offers many benefits. Animal companions not only give us unconditional love and friendship — they also improve our health! Karen is...

What’s making your dog anxious?

Helping your anxious dog starts with determining what's upsetting her in the first place. Dogs get stressed just like we do. The difference is, we...

5 wonderful reasons to walk with your pet

Whether you have a dog or just like to get outside for a stroll, a daily walk comes with a number of benefits. Walking you...

Lets do doglates!

These Doglates style exercises can help strengthen your dog's core muscles, improve his emotional well-being, and even alleviate or prevent certain health issues. Zulu is...

6 steps to stress-free vet visits

The keys to calm behavior at the vet clinic includes early socialization and positive reinforcement training. If you’re like a lot of people, you dread...

Feeding his nervous system

Many things can affect your dog’s nervous system. Good nutrition helps ensure it continues to do its job properly. When you think about your dog’s...

Flower essences for anxious dogs

Flower essences can help relieve your dog's stress. Modern life is full of things that can make a dog nervous. From the constant assault of...

Meditation for you and your pets

Dogs and cats, through their close connection to us, are aware of and deeply affected by the stress we endure. When we are stressed,...

Flower essences for your dog

Flower essences are a gentle and profound way to ease anxiety, depression, grief and other negative emotions in our animal companions. If you’re familiar with...

Understanding canine body language

Unfortunately, our dogs can't tell us how they're feeling. But we can get a pretty good idea by reading their body language. When your dog...

Hypnotism for dogs

Hypnotism for dogs...is it a creative solution for anxiety, or a quack cure? According to one man, dog hypnotism is a surefire solution to your...

Is your cat over-grooming?

Cats spend a lot of time grooming, but if they start showing bald patches, it could signal a behavioral problem called psychogenic alopecia —...

Using adaptogens to ease your dog’s stress

Adaptogens are a unique group of herbs that can help him cope better and adapt to life’s stressors – both physically and emotionally. Life can...

Mental illness or behavior problem?

Is your dog acting differently? It may be a behavioral issue caused by a mental illness. Take a look at two conditions that can...

Stress busters for your dog

Stress and tension can be as much an issue for dogs as for humans. Here are some gentle and natural ways to calm your...

Interactive play for cats

Daily interactive play is a great way to help keep your feline fit, svelte and content. If you’re like most cat lovers, you probably buy...

Energy medicine for your dog

What exactly is "energy medicine" and how does it work? For most of us, the word “energy” calls to mind something that turns lights on...