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Winter Safety Tips for Your Senior Pet

by Dr. Dani McVety, Founder and CEO of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice

As winter’s biting cold sets in, your senior pet may struggle with the cold more than usual—especially considering older pets often do not handle temperature extremes well. The dry, cold air may cause achy joints to flare up, while icy walkways can make potty breaks treacherous. Help keep your senior pet warm, comfortable, and safe this season with the following tips.

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Reiki Healing & Pets

Reiki for Cats

by Shawna Ricci B.A., CCMT, CFTBS, ABCDT

Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing. It can be offered to humans or animals of any age and is a safe, gentle method of healing. It involves the transfer of “Universal” or Source energy from practitioner to client. This can be done hands-on, from a short distance, or by proxy across a large distance. The premise is that when flooded with this universal energy, the body is able to heal and balance itself as it was meant to. So the person offering the Reiki is not actually healing the client; he/she is facilitating the transfer of energy that helps the client to heal him or herself. (more…)

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Learning from Animal Rehabilitation Pros

Is your pet struggling to walk comfortably? Does she have issues getting in or out of the car on their own? Is she recovering from surgery? She may benefit from rehabilitation therapy.

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Holistic Health Professions: Pet Massage Therapy

In the first of our four-part series on luxurious pet services, we delve into the world of pet massage therapy–what it is, why it’s important, and tips for pet parents considering massage therapy for their furry friend. 

by Caroline Wilson, owner/head editor & writer of /redpen

We’ve all been there–sore and exhausted after exercise, stressed after a long week of work, or just drained. Maybe your feet are killing you after a day of walking, or your shoulders and back ache from sitting at your desk all day. Regardless of the source, we’ve all felt pain, and I’m sure we’ve all wanted a massage at one point for said pain. Well, our pets apparently feel the same way–and there are pet massage therapists to help them. (more…)

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Pawsitively Pampered: Unleashing the Hidden Benefits of Canine Massage

Canine massage offers a holistic approach to addressing various issues in dogs – including muscle tension, chronic pain, and stress..

We’re all familiar with the delightful sense of relaxation that follows a full body massage from a licensed massage therapist. But have you ever considered treating your dog to a professional massage? Canine massage therapy presents a multitude of both physical and psychological benefits for your beloved canine companion.
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