1. An Introduction
Raw food feeding for dogs and cats was unheard of 20 years ago. Today, in a number of mainstream practices, it is their preferred method of nutrition. Many vets up and down the country familiar with and encouraging the use of raw food. And that’s just the dozens I’ve spoken to personally. Continue reading “A Skeptic’s Guide to Raw Food”
The festive season can be tense as well as fun – and if you’re feeling the holiday stress, your dog is too. These simple acupressure sessions take only minutes to do, and can help you and your best friend stay relaxed and balanced over the holidays. Continue reading “Acupressure for easing holiday stress – in both you and your dog!”
Older dogs are prone to developing arthritis. However, even young dogs can develop arthritis due to trauma to the joint, hereditary malformations, breeding issues, unstable joints, poor diet, and infection. Early detection is key to slowing the degenerative process and managing the dog’s level of pain. Continue reading “Acupressure Points For Canine Osteoarthritis”
Today’s post is a long overdue review of the latest book by Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute founders Amy Snow and Nancy Zidonis. Acu-Dog – A Guide to Canine Acupressure is essentially a new and revised edition of The Well-Connected Dog (which I reviewed here a few years ago), and this version is printed in color on glossy pages, has lots of photos and illustrations, and most important, thorough explanations of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and canine acupressure.
Continue reading “Acu-Dog – A Guide To Canine Acupressure”
By Amy Snow, BA, MS, Acupressure Diplomat, Nancy Zidonis, BS, Veterinary Homeopathy Diplomat
Chi, (also seen as Qi or Ki), is defined as “vital life-force energy” or “life-promoting energy” that circulates throughout the body. When chi is balanced and flowing harmoniously throughout the body we all enjoy good health and mental acuity. If chi is impeded in any way the body becomes compromised and can experience ill-health. This is the basic concept underlying Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Continue reading “Got Chi?”