Elaine Garley of Animal Bridges received this email testimonial from Cat Bear of Richfield, MN on August 12, 2015. Monty, the dog stops limping after an animal communication.
“I met Elaine at an event several months ago. We engaged her to speak to our dog Bo (who had just passed away) and our 3 other pets Monty (dog), Earl (cat), and Leo (cat). The [animal] communication she had with all 4 of them was very valuable, but the most remarkable information we received was about Monty.
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. “
Livie, 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.
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’ clients. Elaine 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
How 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.
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.
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