Aging Dog Issues

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Neeko

Neeko

Neeko, a 13-year old Husky, lives in Florida with his people, Peggy and Steve Hawks. They want to keep Neeko comfortable and happy. He was having typical aging dog issues.

Peggy wrote to Animal Bridges, “I have seen his rear legs shake when he’s laying down, not sure why. And he sometimes has trouble swallowing his food, he chokes and will cough after he barks. “

We decided I would do a Healing Touch for Animals® from the distance for Neeko. We agreed the session’s intention was for Neeko’s general wellness, and make him happy and comfortable.
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Dog’s Heart Condition Improves – Did TTouch Help?

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heart-conditionLivie, the flat coated retriever, was diagnosed in December of 2014 and almost died because of Congestive Heart Failure. Her pet parents, Mary Ann Rafferty and Kate Stankis of Minneapolis, Minnesota emailed Elaine. “At the time, she was diagnosed with Dilated Cardimyopathy, an irreversible heart condition whose prognosis is poor. At this time (March 2015), Livie is on medication and doing well.”

Mary Ann asked Animal Bridges to communicate with Livie about their concerns. Livie prognosis was not great and they wanted to ask her about her pain, what she wanted to do (a bucket list), how to help her relax, and to let them know when she is ready to transition.

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Pet Parent Approved Resources by Animal Bridges’ Clients

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Pet parent approved resources and specialists

Hobbes Researching

Your pet received a scary diagnosis.  You need a veterinary specialist or service. Who do you ask?  The following list is pet parent approved resources of specialists and services from Animal Bridges’ clientsElaine experienced a few of these specialists with Hobbes or as a client’s extra set of ears or moral support.

No one paid to be on the list. This is not an endorsement of the services. This is a list solely of Animal Bridges clients’ recommendations of pet parent approved resources. The information is from the website or brochure of the services listed.

Many of the veterinarians are board certified. Please use this list as a starting point of finding the correct vet or service for your pet.

Cardiology 
Animal Emergency and Referral Service http://aercmn.com
Michelle Rose, DVM
Oakdale, MN 651-501-3766
St. Paul, MN 651-293-1800
“…profession interests include minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of congenital heart disease and strategies for congestive heart failure that optimize the patient’s quality of life.”

Veterinary Cardiology Specialists http://vetcardiologist.com
Janet Olson, DVM, DACVIM
Minnesota and Iowa 612-353-7440
“Veterinary Cardiology Specialists (VCS) works hand-in-hand with veterinary hospitals to provide uncompromised cardiac care for patients with heart disease.”

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9 Tips to Help Dog Afraid of Thunderstorms

9 Tips to Help Dog Afraid of Thunderstorms

9 tips to help dog afraid of thunderstormsDog afraid of thunderstorms or loud noises?
Does he cower under a coffee table? Does she tremble?

Now is the perfect time to prepare and help your dog with these frightening experiences. Some cats are afraid of storms or loud noises. Remember your dog or cat will feel the barometric changes hours before you notice the storm clouds.

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Scuba Diving Taught Me How to Help Fearful Dogs

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Dreaming of Scuba Diving

Nemo’s Friend

Little did I know the winter of 2015 would remind me of how to help fearful dogs.

Remember the winter of 2015 — it was cold, long, and some places dug out of lots of snow. Fortunately I could focused on warm Caribbean breezes. I was excited to scuba dive again. Time to swim with Nemo’s friend!

So get comfortable as I tell you about my adventure. It does all tie back to your wonderful pets and what I learned.
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Help Your Pet with Car Sickness, Leash Pulling, Fear & More

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Have you ever experienced being embarrassed by your pet’s behavior? Or your pet is afraid of thunderstorms or gets car sick?  I have and know the feelings of embarrassment, frustration, and not knowing where to go for help.

Boomer

Boomer

I remember my shock and embarrassment when my previous dog, Boomer, was at the vet’s for a physical. As the vet looked into his eyes, Boomer made a guttural growl from his belly. He sounded like something from the “Exorcist” movie! Yes, the exam ended and Boomer needed to come back to the vet for some blood work.

A few days later I tried a new technique that helped him with his fears and the results were amazing. Boomer’s next vet visit went so well, the vet wanted to know what I had done.
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Want a Dog and Cat to Share a Home? Try Animal Communication

Cat and dog share a home

dog-and-catHow to you introduce a cat who lived mostly outside in a wooded area for over four years to a dog? The dog lived with an older cat for over eight years who crossed Rainbow Bridge.

Now the dog, Jyota, was interested in the new cat, Joey. The feelings weren’t mutual.

Being a dog, Jyota sniffed at the door separating them, barked from her crate at Joey, and would sometimes lunge at Joey.

Joey, the cat, lived mostly outside at a retreat facility and was used to people.
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Animal Bridges Supported Us in Our Pet’s Death

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Val of Plymouth, Minnesota posted this in the Animal Bridges Facebook page on December 20, 2014 about her pet’s death. Hogan, their 15 year old Schnauzer, crossed over Rainbow Bridge recently.

“In September I picked up a brochure at a conference that introduced me to Elaine [of Animal Bridges] and her services.

Just a few weeks later I was reaching out to her for help as we prepared to say goodbye to our 15 yr old Schnauzer, Hogan.

Photography Credit - Sarah Beth Photography

Photography Credit – Sarah Beth Photography

She provided me with resources that helped us memorialize our sweet boy. One of her recommendations was a photographer [Sarah Beth Photography] who does special end-of -life “Joy Sessions”. These precious photos taken just weeks before he left us will be lasting memories for the rest of our lives.

Elaine’s support and recommendations were invaluable. I am so happy to have found you just when we needed you most.”

You may have questions or concerns when your beloved companion is getting ready to cross over. Animal Communication can help ensure her needs are met, and you can say your final goodbyes.

Here’s another testimonial:

“Abby’s angel day could not have been more beautiful! We cherish the time we spent out in the garden and the Special Celebration of life you lead was very beautiful! Thank you for being with us and Abby and for staying at our home as she made her peaceful transition. It meant so much to us to have you with us. Your beautiful words, your love and support and your peacefulness were so appreciated and felt!” — The Nelson Family

Read more heartfelt stories.
Not sure what your pet needs? Contact Elaine.

 

Stressed, Crying Cat Calmed Down with Energy Work

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Mischa, a 4 ½ year old cat, had experienced many changes in the past 6 months.

Mischa

  • She traveled by car from New York City to Minnesota to her new home with her human Mom.
  • Left a cat sibling behind.
  • Met a new cat and bonded with him, Hendrix.
  • Suddenly Hendrix died.
  • The social cat was suddenly the lone cat and very unhappy.

 

Mischa  was crying most of the time. If she was alone in a room, and her humans were in another room with the TV on, she cried. She cried during the night. Her human Mom was not sleeping and desperately needed the sleep.

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Animal Bridges Helped My Pets through Illness, Life, Death

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The following testimonial was posted on SideWalkDog.com on November 24, 2014 by Becky Nelson of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

Katie

Katie

“I first contacted Elaine in 2012 when I discovered my cat Katie had cancer. Elaine assisted Katie through several Healing Touch for Animals® (HTA) sessions and with several animal communications. The communications and support from Elaine during this difficult time gave comfort to Katie, in addition to me and my family.

 

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