The Benefits of Reiki for Animals: Reduce Stress, Heal Trauma, Ease Transitions

Reiki itself as a healing modality has been used with people for over a century but the use of Reiki with animals has just recently become more prevalent. Some practitioners have been offering Reiki to their own animals over the years, but now we are starting to see ...

Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome in Pets

Both dogs and cats can suffer from cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS). It is sometimes referred to as doggie or kitty Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. The cause of CDS is not known at this time. It is thought to be similar to human aging, where brain function is affected ...

Clear the Air: Reducing Home Pollution Benefits Humans and Pets

We cannot control the air quality in public spaces. However, we can make impactful changes to our homes that positively affect our families, including our pets. There is a growing body of evidence that points to the interior of our homes being as polluted as outdoor air ...

Pain Management for Pets: Effective Non-Drug Options

Dogs, horses, humans and cats are mammals. That means we have the same nervous system and neurochemical transmitters so animals experience pain in the same manner as humans. Since we know pharmaceutical options are limited when it comes to pain ...

Walking Partnership: 30 Minutes a Day Improves Health Factors

According to the American Animal Hospital Association, approximately 60 percent of dogs and cats are overweight. Probably not coincidentally, the American Heart Association identifies the same percentage of people as overweight. Poor diet and lack of ...

Raising Pet-friendly Kids: Behavioral Awareness Benefits Humans and Pets

Family pets cause approximately 77 percent of all dog bites and the number one cause of death of pets under the age of three is euthanasia at a shelter. The most common reason these pets were surrendered to the shelter is because they bit a child. This sad cycle ...