ANIMALS & PETS
What is "Animals & Pets?" Animals bring us great joy, health and inspiration every day of our lives. Where would we be without both our pets and animals in the wild? On the All Things Healing Animals & Pets page, we’re committed to bringing you educational articles, opportunities for animal advocacy, training and safety tips, health and welfare, as well as sources of inspiration and compassion.

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Cathy Alinovi, integrative veterinarian and author of Dinner PAWsible, a pet food cookbook for pets, believes good nutrition is the key to curing most reasons pets come to the vet. &ldq...
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Cathy Alinovi, DVM
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by Deb Jarrett

Recently, a friend of mine deemed me an “accidental philanthropist.” It’s true.

It was never my intention to start a nonprofit organization, but a series of events starting in May 2008 led me down a path that I simply could not turn my back on...

 

Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: How we each fall onto our destiny is a story. Here's Deb's story of how she didn't plan to be a philanthropist but 35 million stray dogs helped her find her path.

 

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by Pamela K Nelson

I just did a connection with two dogs out West that made me realize the shift in what I’m doing as an animal communicator...

 

Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: This life alone leaves us with many mysteries - mysteries as to the history of rescue dogs are amplified when we consider previous lives as well. A shamanic journey may help to solve these mysteries, even for our four-legged friends.

 

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by Coleen Ellis

It’s incredibly difficult to watch someone we love hurting. When that hurt is from the grief associated with the death of a precious little furry creature, our heart breaks even further...

 

Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: For those who've never had or lost a pet, it may be awkward to know how to help a friend who has recently lost their pet. Listening is key.

 

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by Glen Dupree, DVM

The basic tenet of Homeopathy is the Law of Similars – Similia Similibus Curantur or Like Cures Like. If a substance given in large quantity can cause a set of symptoms, this same substance will be curative if given in minute quantities to a patient exhibiting similar symptoms...

 

Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Achieving a cure in disease: is it high doses of an "anti" medicine or miniscule does of a similar medicine? You chose.

 

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by Kathy Warnes

Although the elderly couple wore anxious expressions as they carried their burden into the waiting room of the veterinary clinic, they managed to project an air of desperate optimism. Their story had to have a happy ending. If it didn't, what would they do...

 

 Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Soul mates come in many shapes, many species. This soul mate to an elderly couple did not spend enough time in his cat body, carried to the vet in a laundry basket.

 

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by Cherise Udell
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com

In war-torn Afghanistan, an injured bengal-stripped cat found a friend just in time.

Sgt. Jesse Knott saw the kitty limping around the edges of a concrete barrier meant to protect the base from mortar attacks...

 

Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Pets can help our mental health in unmeasurable ways. While it's known that pets can reduce patients' blood pressure, how do we measure what pets do for our mental state. Sgt Knott can tell you.

 

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Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Bottle-fed baby kitties are often sole kittens. Thus they don't have much snuggle time with litter mates. Stuffed animals can replace the need to snuggle. This kitty never stops the snuggle-fest.

 

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by Diana Vilibert
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com

Cat got your hand? Careful—cat bites aren’t as harmless as some people think. In fact, according to a recent study...

 

Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: How bad can a cat bite be? Bad! I've seen blood infections and the need for intravenous antibiotics. Here's some information why.

 

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by Coleen Ellis

When a friend loses a pet, as we read in the last segment, most often they just want a listening ear. Someone who won’t judge them but will rather let them tell the story of the life they shared with a beloved pet...

 

Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Silence is awful. Stillness. Worse. The verb "to be" does not even exist in the Turkish language. Being is a given. How to we just "be" so we can help our friends grieve?

 

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by Bobbie Lyons

In the dog world, flexibility training is often overlooked. Flexibility allows for better range of motion which can aid in reducing the risk of injury and improve overall performance. Stretching your dog’s muscles also improves circulation of water and nutrients throughout the body and promotes relaxation. In addition, stretching is an integral part of muscle growth...

 

Editor´s Note from Cathy Alinovi: We've all learned since we were kids that stretching and exercise go together. Flexibility improves strength, allowing the muscles more length over which to contract. The same is true of the canine athlete.

 

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by Scottie Westfall

I often get requests for posts.

 

I usually do my best to meet the request, and when I had more time on my hands, it was usually done within a week of the request.

I don’t mind doing posts that readers request...

 

Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Labrador retrievers are great dogs - fun, happy, loving, and great water dogs. But how and where did they originate?

 

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Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Trauma, mental or physical, shapes our lives. These three surprising friends experienced both types of trauma and have formed a permanent, and unlikely, unbreakable bond.

 

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by Linda Webber

As is the case with all animals, their past experiences have helped to shape their personality and behaviour. Most animals have been traumatised in some way. Separation anxiety, shock, physical pain, are all common life experiences. Many owners are unaware of these aspects of their animal’s history, as they predominantly focus on its physical condition...

 

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